As the president and John McCain are sensibly calling for more troops to stabilize Baghdad, Democratic luminaries such as Barack Obama (you remember, the one with all of two years of national experience) are crying foul, saying we need to pull the U.S. military out ASAP.
Who’s right? It depends on the objective. If we want to to avoid all harm (in the short term, anyway), we should pull out, starting today. But if the objective is to win and help create a stabile democracy in place of what was formerly a regime dedicated to mass murder and mayhem, then we need to exert sufficient force to get the job done.
So what is your objective, Democrats?