Its time to deal realistically with the situation in Iraq.
It would be disastrous for the troops to withdraw; there time for a “timetable” was before our men and women hit the ground, now the strategy must be addressed progressively.
I say we “stand down” now, without leaving. Drop our weapons and commit to cleaning up the mess we made.
I sincerely hope to see a genuine commitment to passively overseeing and facilitating a REAL transistion in Iraq following the elections.
Of course, this idea came to me in a dream – perhaps I should wake up. Check my live newsfeed at right for the latest news from Iraq.
Articles: Let’s get Back to Regime Change: Asia Times | “American Consent on Withdrawal” – Dar al-Hayat | “More Than a Mistake in Iraq” – Washington Post | “The Way Forward in Iraq” – L.A. Times | “The Path to Peace” – TomPaine.com | “Panic is Not the Solution” – Newsweek | “Counterproductive US Actions Thwart Solution” – Hellenic News | “Staying the Course” – Sy Hersh, New Yorker