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Withdrawal may well result in catastrophe. But staying the course may also result in catastrophe. I don't understand why any American can have any confidence in predictions about what will happen in Iraq. The American track record for such predictions is miserable. The fact is, we don't know what will happen if we withdraw, and we don't know what will happen if we stay. Either way we face the prospect of geopolitical and humanitarian catastrophe, with no way that I know of judging which course of action will minimize it. Furthermore, I agree that a draft is simply not going to happen, so it's useless to talk about putting in lots more troops. The real choice is to withdraw or to stay with a modest number of troops. Both look like bad choices and I can't say which is worse. So I look to what's good for America. For me the key is to keep this war from poisoning American politics for a generation. I see only one way to do that: a bipartisan action by Congress before 2009, with enough votes to override a veto. That means at least 18 Republican votes in the Senate. That puts the country in a position where the Republicans can't blame the Democrats for defeat in Iraq. Everyone can put the blame where it belongs, on George W. Bush, and move on.

Comment Posted By Former Republican On 20.07.2007 @ 13:40


Do you hate American leftists? Sure sounds like you do. "A house divided will not stand." If Americans who disagree with each other treat each other as enemies, America is weaker. Is that what you want?

Comment Posted By Former Republican On 19.12.2006 @ 18:39



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