Monday, November 14, 2005

When ?

Until recently even the most ardent opponents of the Iraqi was were reticent in calling for a quick withdrawal and instead called for a deadline and timetable for the return of US troops. I don't know obviously what might happen in Iraq if we leave soon, but I sense it is becoming our only option. Since 9/11 we have been waging a war against terrorists but look at how successful they still are: Jordan, London, Madrid, Bali. We are just about as impotent in Iraq as we are in the global war on terrorism. So once again we must love now promptly to remove ourselves and thereby remove one of the main sources of the radicalism that festers because of what we do. Simply put: as bad as things can be in Iraq and other places, we only make them much worse.