Monday, August 29, 2005

How to Win in Iraq

here is a well-written piece that is similar to ashley wilkes' article (before it's too late in iraq) in that it cites the bush administration's incompetence in dealing with iraq. the opening paragraph:

"Despite the Bush administration's repeated declarations of its commitment to success in Iraq, the results of current policy there are not encouraging. After two years, Washington has made little progress in defeating the insurgency or providing security for Iraqis, even as it has overextended the U.S. Army and eroded support for the war among the American public. Although withdrawing now would be a mistake, simply 'staying the course,' by all current indications, will not improve matters either. Winning in Iraq will require a new approach."

and:

"As President George W. Bush has stated, 'Our strategy can be summed up this way: as the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down.' But the president is describing a withdrawal plan rather than a strategy."

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