Wednesday, October 29, 2003
This morning's Washington Post analysis of the strategic situation in Iraq is definitely worth a read. The article posits that the only conceivable American strategy at this point is to accelerate the training and deployment of Iraqi security forces, to take the burden off of US forces. The alternative, to cut and run, would most likely lead to a Lebanon like situation, and then the "terrorists will have won." The main problem is that the US might not have sufficient time to pull this off before the Iraqi public turns hostile. And as Steve Gilliard always says, the enemy has a vote too. Based on the recent incidents in Iraq, it seems that the enemy vote may be winning, and I don't think there's going to be a recall this time.