As for the whole withdraw-vs.-stick-it-out debate, I still want to hear the September report from Gen. Petraeus. I guess that makes me a stick-it-out guy these days. I don't want to abandon Iraq to possible 'ethnic cleansing, even genocide.' But at the same time I know there are military reasons for troop withdrawals of some sort next year. It's going to happen whether we argue about it or not.I think the Iraqi soldiers want this soon, too--and I hope Michael Yon's latest (see below) is a harbinger of the locals' fight against Al Qaeda...so that they are more than ready when we do start pulling out.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I agree with Jay: