Staying In Iraq

Whether you think we were right or wrong to invade or liberate Iraq has little to do with the present. Whether you think we were misguided, misled, misinformed, or supporting the highest moral standards, it’s all in the past. We can’t do anything about the past. The issue today is how long, and under what circumstances, we stay. Max Boot has a good argument for staying a long long time. But, like a lot of people, I worry about imperial overreach. Yet it’s hard to ignore the fact that things are peaceful where we have troops and not so peaceful anywhere else. It’s interesting to hear the tepid calls for “doing more” in Darfur and Zimbabwe – there are limits to how much we can do at a time and political limits to how much we want to do at all. I admit that I don’t have a well thought out opinion regarding our use of our military in general, which is probably why I don’t have a strong opinion about specific military involvements.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by goodtimepolitics on June 28, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Obama is taking McCain’s advice and will be going to Iraq to see what he has been missing for a few years now. I hope the Hillary snipper fire that she ran from isn’t happening as he gets off plane! He’s flipping and flopping enough already!


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