Thursday, December 7, 2006

Rapid Departure?

Dan Froomkin summarizes the Iraq Study Group report: ". . . realistically, the group's recommendation that Bush withdraw troops to pressure the government to stand up, and pull them out faster if it doesn't, is really just a euphemism for a rapid departure."

Just two problems with this scenario.

1. Bush don't wanna leave.

2. It may well lead to a dramatic meltdown in Iraq, into an even more intense and chaotic civil war. Newsweek's Christopher Dickey on "Every day we move closer to the edge of a humanitarian abyss. Think the Balkans, Rwanda or Darfur, but with this grim difference: the United States won’t be able to stand back from the slaughter and wring its hands in Iraq. It is implicated up to its elbows already, and there’s more to come. Attempts to hold Iraq together by political compromise have failed. If the Americans stay there in any way, shape or form, they’re going to have to choose sides, backing Iraqi “friends” who will do whatever they think is necessary to impose order."

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