TwoGlasses (new to me; seems worth a glance so far) goes after the recent NYT editorial on getting out of Iraq point-by-point. Good post, many valid criticisms, but I especially like this one:

Times: And it [Iraq war] created a new front where the United States will have to continue to battle terrorist forces and enlist local allies who reject the idea of an Iraq hijacked by international terrorists. –> TwoGlasses: Or we could, you know, not do that. We could stop pretending that international terrorists are this incredibly scary existential threat that demands we go to permanent DefCon 5 status. We could commit ourselves instead to bolstering international intelligence and policing efforts, tracking these irritating bastards down like the criminals they are instead of glorifying their pretensions by supposing they’re a proper adversary for our military.


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