Tuesday, August 21, 2007
How not to get out of Iraq, by Max Boot
Here's a little gem by Max Boot on what might actually happen in Iraq under various withdrawal scenarios. Unlike many critics who simply say "bring the troops home now" without any elaboration on just how that would work or what the consquences might look like, Mr. Boot analyzes and fleshes out our different options, with the varying levels of bloodshed each would entail. The bottom line is that the surge is the "least bad" option we have right now; more than that, it's the only one that could actually lead to an acceptable end game for us. It deserves a chance to work.