November 16th, 2007 at 10:23 pm (Analysis)
“Democrats have failed repeatedly this year to garner the votes to change Bush’s open-ended military commitment to the war.” There is a reason for that. We made a lot of mistakes when we first entered this war – disbanding of the Iraqi Army, not having a plan past securing Baghdad, our debathification process, etc. Members of our government have come to see the error of our ways and are now taking steps to save this before it falls into the black bit of oblivion. If we continue to attempt to set timetables and force a pull out before that countries ready, are we ready to except the fallout from that? The ensuing chaos and further inflammation of sectarian violence would be catastrophic in the region.
I take pride in humanity and I am not enough of a bastard to watch the collapse of a country due to our errors in the initial handling. Whether or not I agree with why we initially went into Iraq doesn’t matter at this point. We should remain strong, follow through, and present a unified presence to the rest of the world.