March 30, 2005

Ask And Ye Shall Receive

We ask all wise men in the American nation to advise the administration to leave this country," he said. "It would save much blood and suffering for the Iraqi and American people.

Sheik Harith al-Dari, a prominent Iraqi Sunni, as quoted in the New York Times.

Well, at least one wise man has taken up the call! Matt Yglesias is taking the Sunni pulse and feels a troop draw-down and time table for withdrawal is the only way to go. He's wrong, of course. I'll have the gory details soon (no time tonight).

Posted by Gregory at March 30, 2005 04:50 AM | TrackBack (3)
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Why this obsession with timetables? Yglesias is such a square.

Posted by: werner at March 30, 2005 05:18 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Yglesias doesn't believe the Bush administration has any intentions of ever leaving. Me, I think they can't wait to leave, which is one reason for the low troop levels and why they're defining success downward.

Posted by: fling93 at March 30, 2005 07:31 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Yglesias thinks, with fairly good reason, that there are plans to build permanent bases. I suppose that's included under having no intentions of leaving, but it isn't exactly the same.

Posted by: washerdreyer at March 30, 2005 08:07 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink
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