Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

July

Is the new September, according to this WaPo article. The good news is that wobbliness seems to be out of the question.

Update: Ralph Peters interviews Gen. Petraeus (who my father informs me is Dutch). Here are the last paragraphs:

I can think of few commanders in history who wouldn’t have wanted more troops, more time or more unity among their partners; however, if I could only have one at this point in Iraq, it would be more time. This is an exceedingly tough endeavor that faces countless challenges.


None of us, Iraqi or American, are anything but impatient and frustrated at where we are. But there are no shortcuts. Success in an endeavor like this is the result of steady, unremitting pressure over the long haul. It’s a test of wills, demanding patience, determination and stamina from all involved.

Discussions - 1 Comment

I would make the allowance of more time contingent upon his promise that air strikes commence on terror and intelligence sites throughout the length and breadth of Iran.

If he tells me that strikes against the Iranians begin within weeks, then he should get more time to pacify Iraq.

If he's serious, if the administration is serious about pacifying Iraq, then they'll target Iran. THEY HAVE TO target Iran, if they're remotely serious about pacifying Iraq.

So if at this late date, this VERY late date, they're finally serious about pacifying Iraq, then they should get more time.

Otherwise.............

It's ALL about Iran.

It was ALWAYS ALL ABOUT IRAN!

Any attempt to reach a "grand bargain" with Tehran is pusillanimous, absolutely pusillanimous.

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