It is very frustrating to see the latest “Big Push, Go Long, Go Big” or whatever else you call the latest blue sky thinking on
9. If we don't begin a planned exit, there's a good chance we'll find ourselves in an unplanned one — It's surprising that by now we haven't experienced the Iraqi equivalent of the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut or the dragging of a corpse of an American soldier through the streets of Mogadishu a decade later. But it seems likely that that day will come.
The conventional wisdom that naively assumes that the worst that can happen in
As the situation gets worse, and it will, what are the odds that we won’t be caught square in the middle of a full blown civil war? How many thousands or American and Iraqi lives will that cost? But that's not all. The Kurdish situation in the North could lead us into an all out confrontation with
When our so called planners and policymakers are adding up all the costs and benefits of leaving or staying in
Did I mention that