Doonesbury December 12.
The logic of how we got into the Iraqi war, the end result of it, we aren't going to find that from the right wing media. It's all about spin. Yeah, I know. left spins too and a lot of Democrats also let us go into this war. But some would never let us leave-- even as we go bankrupt trying to pay for it.
The thing is Cheney and his ilk want us to stay in Iraq forever to prove they were right. In the beginning, the Neocons claimed it'd be a fast war but now it's the we must stay forever kind. How about we recognize we made a big mistake, trusted the wrong people, and if ten years doesn't solve this problem over there, how would twenty? I think it is good we pulled out our forces (something Bush had also set up to do by this date) especially given the Iraqis not only want us gone but would not promise our troops immunity from prosecution if an error was made or even if someone said we made an error and we didn't.
To me, it is time to leave (past time), and it's up to the Iraqi people to make up their own minds how this is going to be for their people. Likely it won't be a form of government we would choose but we aren't them, are we?
I wish them well but I do not see putting our men and women in harm's way to resolve their religious war. We literally cannot do it nor can we afford it.
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