I have proposed that we issue an ultimatum to our NATO and regional allies informing them that unless they join us by providing their military forces and treasure to bear in the future the casualties and costs we have suffered and expended, we will leave Iraq before the end of June.I'm a big fan of Mr. Koch, but this is crazy talk for many reasons. First of all, there is no chance that it would work in actually getting troop and money commitments. Second, it would mean that the U.S.'s future approach to a critical national security problem would effectively be in the hands of foreign governments. Third, it would signal to the people of Iraq that we are ready to cut and run and are just looking for an excuse. This proposal unquestionably sucks.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006