Thursday, January 11, 2007

More thoughts about the president's surge

To update this a little bit, I just stumbled across a NYT article that I found fascinating. One quote, in particular, leapt out at me:

“The government believes there is no need for extra troops from the American side,” Haidar al-Abadi, a Parliament member and close associate of Mr. Maliki, said Wednesday. “The existing troops can do the job.”

For all the talking last night about a democratic, sovereign Iraq, it would seem to me that the very root of sovereignty is the ability to tell another nation's military when and where they can be in your country, as well as how many of them can be there.

And the bloggers who are slavishly devoted to their president are really baffling in their demand that the Iraqi government behave the way we want them to.

They're not our children.

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