23 August 2006

Which is the "better" disaster in Iraq?

In a press conference on Monday, George W. Bush said that pulling out of Iraq would be "a disaster".

Wait a minute. Hasn't our staying there been a disaster?

We've been there for almost three and a half years, and all we've got to show for it are 2,600 dead U.S. troops, some overrated purple fingers and a raging civil war.

Many Iraqis believe that life for the Iraqi people is worse today than it was under Saddam Hussein. In many cases (if not most), the Iraqi people have fewer jobs, less clean water, less electricity, and a lot less security than they did before we went there.

That sure sounds like a disaster to me.

So we're stuck with a choice between two disasters -- Bush's ongoing bloody destruction or the "disaster" of leaving.

The latter would put an end to the killing and maiming of so many American troops.

I vote for the latter.

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