Monday, June 20, 2005

Helena Cobban Takes Aim

I'm a big fan of Helena Cobban's Just World News, and this post is her in fine form: on troop levels, unwinnability

So it seems that many US officers, including the tight-lipped generals, may well have reached the conclusion that the war in Iraq as presently configured, is quite unwinnable.

I reached that conclusion a while back-- and the total political failure of the US command authorities to take advantage of the 'negotiated way out' of the imbroglio that was made available to them in the wake of the January elections means that the ending of this war may well be extremely messy and vindictive for everyone concerned. Especially, the Iraqis-- but not excluding the US forces.

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