Saturday, October 21, 2006

So do they want us there or not?

Amir Taheri reports that the majority of Iraqis is united against the jihadists. That should be getting headlines, but mostly our media are in denial, reporting only the violence and ignoring the millions of Iraqis who voted happily and now expect their votes to count.

I'm in favor of a withdrawal, if civil war cannot be avoided, but we must continue to support Iraq's efforts to chart its own destiny. The worst thing to do at this time would be to abandon everything good we've accomplished, as we did in Vietnam. There's a point where the Iraqis must take over their own security, but it can't be pegged to a timetable.

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