Ricks: Iraq’s ‘best case scenario’ is basically a ‘quagmire.’


Asked by a soldier in Baghdad today if there is “an end in sight” in Iraq, Washington Post military reporter Thomas Ricks replied that he thinks “we are stuck in Iraq for years to come” and that “the best case scenario isn’t that different from what some would call a quagmire.” Later in the online chat, Ricks expressed his cynicism about getting out of Iraq, saying, “I think we will be there for a looooooooooong time.”