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Unqualified Offerings
by Jim Henley

05/22/07

[O]nce again, the fallback strategy reveals the irreducible imperative of our Iraq adventure: it must never end. Iraq is forever, as far as our Republican elites, and too much of the Democratic elite, are concerned. The ‘lilypad’ plan offers no promise of reducing Iraq’s violence or effecting national reconciliation. Those are guilt trips to be laid on us when our rulers think our concern for Iraqis will perpetuate the core mission of never leaving. They probably even think of ‘preventing full-blown civil war’ or all those other officially humanitarian missions would be nice bonus accomplishments. But the purpose is staying in Iraq now that we’re there. If they can’t accomplish that by playing on our humanitarian impulses, they’ll try instead to sneak past the national attention span: out of sight, out of mind...

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