The American and British leaders have a choice. They can bring to Iraq the resources needed to win, accepting an arduous campaign that still may not succeed in unifying the country. Or, they can reconfigure the forces in Iraq to a mission that can be accomplished. Putting this decision off until there is a new US president in 2009, as Bush has recently suggested, is wrong — and cowardly.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
The west can't win this fight
Former US Ambassador Peter Galbraith thinks that the US and UK governments must accept the reality of an Iraq partitioned into Kurdish, Sunni and Shia states, even if the latter will ally with Iran: