Saturday, May 21, 2005


I don't know if I agree with the Realist Penguin on the process, but he's got the end result right:

Even many of those who opposed the war in Iraq now claim we must "stay the course" because if we leave "there will be civil war". I don't buy it. That sounds like an excuse, not like reality.

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I would hope we don't just up and leave. I mean, we did start the fucking thing. We owe these people something. Maybe I put too much faith in my fellow Americans, but I believe most, even those who support the war, would like to see the Chimp put out a realistic endgame strategy in the near future. Do I believe he will? No.

Regardless of how it goes, a lot more innocent Iraqis are gonna die before it's settled.

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