A War We Just Might Win

by Jonah

Printed by the New York Times? By two analysts from the liberal Brookings Institution?

Here is the most important thing Americans need to understand: We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least in military terms. As two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration’s miserable handling of Iraq, we were surprised by the gains we saw and the potential to produce not necessarily “victory” but a sustainable stability that both we and the Iraqis could live with.

It ends with this:

But there is enough good happening on the battlefields of Iraq today that Congress should plan on sustaining the effort at least into 2008.

What is the world coming to!

2 Responses to “A War We Just Might Win”

  1. Syd Says:

    Yeah, I read this with great interest as well, on the day it was published. Since it was published, it has elicted many responses from the online world. Here’s a slate article: http://www.slate.com/id/2171510/nav/tap2/

    I don’t know enough to know which is correct, but I know enough to be wary.

  2. Syd Says:

    Hmmm, there’s a really great Op-Ed response to the above Times article in today’s Times. It’s TimesSelect, though, so I can’t send you the link. (I have free access to TimesSelect because I have a .edu email. Yay NYTimes!)

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