Stay the Course in Iraq, or Cut and Run?
The whole argument whether to “cut and run” is interesting and complex. For liberals and Democrats it is a big problem. If Democrats regain power, how long do they have to keep trying to fix Bush’s mistakes? Do they get blamed if they just can’t fix the mistake in Iraq?
One consideration is that perhaps Iraq is unfixable. At times I think that we should just pull out of Iraq right now and just try and provide some humanitarian aid (or war reparations, but not military aid) to whomever takes power after the brutal year or two that would follow. It would be hard on the Iraqi people, but it will be hard not matter what we do and some mistakes just can’t be fixed. George Bush has broken the egg of Iraq and all his horses and all his men may not be able to put that egg together again.
I myself have never totally understood the argument of why Iraq can’t be allowed to divide itself into two or three separate countries (I know the Oil Companies oppose this because it would increase their costs to negotiate oil deals with more than one country). It seems that three countries, Kurd, Shiite and Sunni Iraq, would at least reduce the fighting to border fighting instead of block-to-block fighting.
Iraq is one tough conundrum brought to us courtesy of Mr. Bush, but I guess I do lean towards “cut and run”.
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