Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Put them on a plane

It's weird, I remember arguing about this with people during primary season 2004: Iraq was a mistake, the line went, but since we'd fucked it up we now had an obligation to stick around and make sure things didn't go completely to hell. We couldn't just up and leave!

Matt Yglesias (I think I link to him so often because he posts as much as half my other blog subscriptions combined) reminds us that we actually can just up and leave. My impression is that neither of the major party presidential candidates wants to actually do this. The politics would seem to support it: Iraq is insufficiently covered as is, and following a total US withdrawal it could only get more so. Maybe Obama's just being subtle about it.

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