Sunday, November 16, 2003
I'll be honest: my preference in how the occupation should be run is the Macarthur model (without the snuggling up to war criminals, of course). But I also know that it is politically impossible for that to happen these days. So I don't know if I can pass judgment on what's happening now, but I certainly don't feel good about it.And if I keep hearing that all this is motivated to scale down the US military presence in Iraq, I think the Democrats should make an election issue out of this. Because if the objective is bringing troops home, it isn't going to work. But I doubt they would do that: they're too busy thinking up ways of getting out of Iraq even faster.