Monday, April 17, 2006

No Time To Turn Tail And Run

Robert D. Kaplan, author of the excellent "Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground", confesses with a wince to being an early supporter of the war in Iraq but being dismayed at what he calls the incompetence of President Bush to control his senior team in the prosecution of the war. Kaplan is also dismayed that Iraq has not been secured, contrary to his expectations. Despite his misgivings, he doesn't think the US should pull out of Iraq:
"My most recent searing, first-hand impression of Iraq, from last December, is this one: one town and village after another getting back on its feet, with residents telling American troops not to leave."


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