Thursday, January 17, 2008

Captain's Quarters: Doing What They Do Best

re: "After watching their agenda get drop-kicked all throughout 2007 and with the surge proving much more successful than they had feared, anti-war groups have restrategized for 2008... [snip]... Unfortunately, this new agenda has even less coherence than their prior position. One can at least understand the motivation of people to end all war in demanding a withdrawal from Iraq. It's short-sighted and would have led to a massive paroxysm of violence and killed hundreds of thousands in short order, if not millions, but it's the recognizable demand of pacifists in all ages and places. /Demanding an end to a military alliance with a stable Iraq makes much less sense. Why wouldn't we want such a relationship with a democratic, representative government in the Middle East?..."...

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