Thursday, April 8th, 2004
The problem of insurgency in Iraq at the moment is an incredible problem for current and future American policy. I’d hate to turn the latest maelstrom into a laboratory on order and “good government,” so I won’t, but the question remains concerning how to proceed. This BBC article has a little to say on the issue, though the suggestion is hidden.
I’ve neglected to write about this issue because of the welter of news and incident on the issue. There are too many arrows; too many splits; I’d call it a Yeats moment, so I will.
What is the evidence America winning the war against this insurgency? When will we be able to step back, since we’re stuck? The answer (I certainly don’t have it) will come when the politics subsides and rational strategy comes back into the picture–for that we have to wait till next year.