Obama and Iraq
Steve Coll writes in the New Yorker:
That's pretty accurate, except for the part about managing a responsible transition. As long as large numbers of American troops remain in Iraq to protect American interests and "promote stability," there's no transition at all. That's what the troops are supposedly doing right now, before the promised end of the war. I'm all for declaring victory and going home, as long as we actually go home. Re-branding occupation as victory is neither transformative nor responsible.