Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Our morale and their elections

Dvaid Brooks writes that "Iraqification" (getting the Iraqis to defend themselves)of the war is a long term strategy and for the the next six months the hard work is up to us; we have to defend them. It would be a mistake for the administration to imply anything else. The main challenge now is to preserve our national morale. And it is our responsibility not to walk away. Reuel Marc Gerecht touches on the same themes but also has some advice for the administration: establish the political process and elections in Iraq more quickly than they had thought possible. He thinks it can be done and it would have a very useful political effect.

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