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Thursday, November 6, 2003

Course correction.

Wesley Clark writes in the Boston Globe:

Retreat is not an option. Withdrawal would be a disaster for America, a tragedy for Iraq, and a crisis for the world. It would destroy our credibility, give terrorists a new haven, and throw the Middle East into greater turmoil. No matter how difficult it will be, we need a "success strategy."

Success won't be easy, but only success can honor the sacrifice of our soldiers and allow the troops to come home. Success means that Iraq is strong enough to sustain itself without outside forces. Success means that representative government has taken root. Success means that Iraq's economy and civil society are healthy again.

Congress just gave the administration an $87 billion check to continue down the path that we're on. But President Bush still has no strategy to succeed. I do.

("A new course needed in Iraq," Wesley Clark, Boston Globe 11.6.03)

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 6 November 2003 at 5:21 PM

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