Tuesday, July 24, 2007

No Direction Home

The International Herald Tribune:

U.S. seen in Iraq until at least '09
By Michael R. Gordon
BAGHDAD: While Washington is mired in political debate over the future of Iraq, the American command here has prepared a detailed plan that foresees a significant American role for the next two years.

The classified plan, which represents the coordinated strategy of the top American commander and the American ambassador, calls for restoring security in local areas, including Baghdad, by the summer of 2008. "Sustainable security" is to be established on a nationwide basis by the summer of 2009, according to American officials familiar with the document.

"I can't be overdrawn!" the joke goes, "I still have checks left!" Using this nutball logic, will there still be a war in Iraq when we run out of soldiers?