Kagan offers ‘a definition of success in Iraq’ that is actually just ‘a wish list.’

This weekend, “surge” architect and American Enterprise Institute fellow Frederick Kagan took to the pages of the Weekly Standard to offer “a definition of success in Iraq.” Over at Attackerman, Spencer dissects what he deems “a classic of the Fred Kagan ‘everything in Iraq is A-OK!’ genre,” writing that “what Kagan puts on offer isn’t a definition of success, it’s a wish list.” Spencer also critiques Kagan’s assessment of the relationship between Iraq and Iran, as well as how Kagan wants the U.S. to “stay in Iraq to make sure Iraq doesn’t become like Pakistan” while doing “nothing whatsoever about Pakistan.”