Take Me to the Other Side
Recently, I posted about Senator Biden's proposal for a decentralized federal government in Iraq with the three regions having greater autonomy. Well, as a counter-point, there was an op-ed in the New York Times recently explaining why that is a terrible idea. The column, by Anthony H. Cordesman, is pretty compelling as well. Either way, I don't think we have a lot of say in the matter anymore.
Also, in other Iraq War news, Generaly McCaffrey released a report on what it would take to succeed in Iraq. From Fred Kaplan at Slate:
Good news and bad news on the war in Iraq: The good news is that victory is possible, our troops are the best ever, the Iraqi army is getting bigger and better, and most Iraqi people want a pluralistic government. The bad news is that it will take 10 more years to accomplish these successes—at least three years just to get the Iraqi military into shape.I get the feeling that the American people aren't willing to stay the course that long. Maybe McCaffrey was exaggerating.