Wednesday, December 14, 2005
A more qualified opinion
We all have opinions on Iraq and what the "plan" should be but most of us are just arm chair quarterbacking our way through it. Very few who have visited Iraq, especially of late, come back and support a cut in run or a time based pull out. They usually adopt pretty much the plan on the White House website which bases the reduction of troops on the ability of Iraqi's to maintain order and control. I even discount "former" military generals (on down) as war is not a mathematical equation that always comes out the same given the same inputs. The most informed opinion on this comes from those executing the mission, as is the case with Marine Major Ben Connable whose opinion column appears in today's WaPo.