"I just wonder if they will ever tell us the truth." - Harold Casey, Louisville, KY, October 2004.
Ivo Daalder discusses the "stay the course" (i.e., more of the same indefinitely) vs. the get-out-now option: A Third Way in Iraq? TPM Cafe 09/20/05. Responding to the idea that there might be a workable option somewhere between those two, he writes:
I'm not so sure. For there to be a third way our continued presence in Iraq, in whatever form, would have to make a material difference. Perhaps we're preventing an all-out civil war. But it sure doesn't look like it.
The real question is not how long we stay in Iraq - or even what we do while we are there. The real question now is how we can best minimize the damage caused by our having lost the war.
"Wars are easy to get into, but hard as hell to get out of." - George McGovern and Jim McGovern 06/06/05