Yglesias

If Conditionals Were Ponies

CREDIT:

Fareed Zakaria’s through with the Iraq War and says it’s time to pack up and start heading home. Andrew Sullivan comments “I’m not there yet and willing to give the military one last try, if Rumsfeld is fired and a serious new plan for regaining control is unveiled.” Personally, I’m willing to buy a $2 million townhouse if someone gives me $2 million to buy a house with. What does this mean? It’s an escapist fantasy, not a position on the issues.

Rumsfeld isn’t going to be fired and Bush has made his Iraq policy clear — leaving is losing, so we’ll just stay and people will keep dying. One can support that policy or one can cast one’s lot with the opposition, but the leopard isn’t going to change its spots and devise a magical new plan for victory.