Thursday, July 12, 2007
If the Iraq war is a worthy endeavor, it's important to pursue it whether the U.S. presidential election is next year or not. The president certainly understands this. But if it isn't worthy, if all the pro-war rhetoric really was bull, then we've got to fix the mess we helped make regardless of when the vote is. We ousted the Iraq government and installed one of our own design, we pushed the new regime to execute the previous government's leaders, and now the country is convulsed with chaos. We have a responsibility to make this right. But the American people can't judge what's right or what's wrong to do because we are not getting believable information from the White House. Every general says the war is winnable, even in the face of little progress.