The Pentagon is laying the groundwork for beginning a withdrawal from Iraq, even as it is weighing the risk of moving so quickly that Iraqi security forces collapse without U.S. support.From The Washington Post
Have we forgotten Vietnam? Remember the stampede when we began to withdraw? People on the embassy rooftop grabbing hold of helicopter struts?
Seems pretty likely we are in for it all over again. We begin to leave and the rate of descent into complete chaos accelerates until it is stabilized by Iran or an Iran friendly, fundamentalist strongman. Is that what we are fighting for? Does that make their=our oil any safer?
Go see Billmon again. He has another great post.