From an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, Wesley Clark has a plan: Before it’s too late in Iraq.
The growing chorus of voices demanding a pullout should seriously alarm the Bush administration, because President Bush and his team are repeating the failure of Vietnam: failing to craft a realistic and effective policy and instead simply demanding that the American people show resolve. Resolve isn’t enough to mend a flawed approach — or to save the lives of our troops. If the administration won’t adopt a winning strategy, then the American people will be justified in demanding that it bring our troops home.
Percentage point by percentage point, more and more of the country is reaching the conclusion that Bush made a mistake by invading Iraq. By repeating the same tired phrases this past week to hand-picked crowds of supporters he hasn’t bolstered his case; he’s weakened it, by reminding people that he’s pathologically incapable of admitting error, and so will never be able to get us out of this.