Friday, July 15, 2005

EX CIA Chief: Get out of Iraq (NYT reg may be needed)

Time to Pull Out. And Not Just From Iraq. - New York Times (registration req).

I was greatly impressed by the substance and close reasoning of John Deutch, former Director of CIA. This is not a "cut and run" scheme but a very experienced argument about the inability of US military and a foreign power to succeed in nation building. Now with the obvious rise in the scale of the insurgency, the dwindling coalition involvement and the very real turning of US opinion, Deutch's article is extremely timely as well and full of well sourced personal wisdom and experience.