Phillip Carter, writing for Slate Magazine, provides candid criticism of current policy in Iraq based on his service there (click here for article). More significant is the fact that Mr. Carter also offers some real suggestions on how it might be done correctly.
Real solutions in Iraq will require greater commitment of resources and increased risk. Which is why those who criticize current Iraq policy seldom want to talk about what should be done. There are no simple answers where Iraq is concerned. The road is long and hard. It will be long and hard no matter what we do. If we pull out of Iraq, it will make the road longer and harder for the Iraqis who, up to now, have had no real choice but to trust us.
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