"National Review’s Kurtz: The Goal in Iraq is ‘Proof of Resolve Against Iran’ Not ‘Peace and Democracy’"
We need to see peace and democracy in Iraq is icing on the cake. The real goal is the proof of resolve against Iran and others. If the public sees that, it might change its view of what’s important and what success means.
This is the kind of warped perspective that’s necessary to justify the President’s approach. It doesn’t matter how unsuccessful the strategy is, “staying the course” is an end unto itself.