WHAT THE IRAQIS WANT

Sep 13 2005 @ 12:23pm

A new poll (via Chrenkoff’s farewell) finds out – and I’d say it’s good news. Katrina and its aftermath should not prod us to take our eyes off the ball in Iraq. We are at a critical point. Pressing Syria to stop sending in terrorists is what we are left with in the wake of a botched occupation. But the Iraqis might still pull it off. Maybe the revelation that this super-power cannot even rescue its own citizens in a major U.S. city will prod the Iraqi leadership to become more proactive. here’s hoping. In the words of Zalmay Khalilzad, “Iraq is part of this region that we call a vital part of the world” that is “producing most of the security problems of this era. And the way to deal with it is to get Iraq right, first.” Amen. So please do.