We're Stuck In Iraq Until 2009
We have 150,000 troops there now and can't prevent the violence. The conservatives' last rationale for staying in Iraq - that withdrawal will lead to chaos - has just been kicked out from under them. We're there in full force and chaos is the order of the day (yes, chaos=order is an intentional oxymoron). We can't do any good by staying and the level of violence will probably be the same if we leave. The Iraqis will be no worse off. We should leave immediately. But failed projects that consume large amounts of resources tend to have an inertia of their own. I suspect that since Bush refuses to acknowledge a mistake, we'll stay there until an anti-war president can get elected.