Sunday, July 27, 2008

Why Iraq isn't more grateful...

Ignatius in the WaPo, here
"...Maliki and his colleagues are being faithful to Iraqi history -abhorrence of foreign military occupation- a factor the administration has too often misunderstood
...Rather than fretting about the seeming political benefits for Obama, the Bush administration should seize the moment and declare victory -- or, more accurately, declare the required minimum of success. The arrival of an Iraqi government strong and confident enough to negotiate a timetable for gradual withdrawal of U.S. forces is, in many respects, what we have been fighting for since 2003..."

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