Tuesday, June 19, 2007

No endgame in sight...

I just watched Frontline on PBS. The program traced the successive failed strategies in the Iraq war from 2003 up to the present time. What was most surprising to me was to learn that most of the political leaders and the generals thought that we would be out of Iraq in about six months.

In the months leading up to the invasion many predicted exactly what would happen. I remember Nelson Mandela predicting that the invasion would have a total destabilizing effect. At the time he was ridiculed for making what the war-mongers perceived as an anti-American statement.

The problem with Iraq is not the failed strategies followed after the invasion. The real problem was the decision by the NeoCons and Bushco to try to change the face of the Middle East through the use of force. The program on PBS tonight confirmed my belief that it's time to cut our losses and bring our troops home. What do you think?