returns from his blogging for Senator Allen and posts a big question about Iraq.
Allowing the best available faction to conquer rivals and stabilize Iraq with US support is far from a "good outcome". . . . .but the rest of our options are much worse.
It appears more and more obvious that a presence there may need to be more prolonged (though a lesser number of troops will be sufficient in the future). John Murtha's "solution" could only make things worse in Iraq; patience is a virtue after all.