Success in Afghanistan is not the only thing that will preserve our reputation.
Al Qaeda and the Taliban are in safe havens in Pakistan. No amount of troops would be able to get at them unless we invade Pakistan.
The Iraqi army has some good units in it - counterinsurgency and intelligence - they are capable of chasing terrorists.
It was good we disengaged from the cities when we did. The Iraqis were ready and have handled it well.
The Iraqis have serious challenges ahead - corruption, sectarianism, Iran.
Last edited by Morality Games; 11-10-09 at 06:06 PM.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
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