Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A President's Obligation

Hillary Clinton raised an interesting point over the weekend in Iowa. Speaking of Bush's plan, she said:
I think it’s the height of irresponsibility and I really resent it — this was his decision to go to war, he went with an ill-conceived plan, an incompetently executed strategy, and we should expect him to extricate our country from this before he leaves office.

Today, the Naval admiral that will likely lead the US forces in Iraq, William Fallon, pointed to what "victory" might look like:
And maybe we ought to redefine the goals here a bit and do something that's more realistic in terms of getting some progress and then maybe take on the other things later...I think that we would probably be wise to temper our expectations here, that the likelihood that Iraq is suddenly going to turn into something that looks close to what we enjoy here in this country is going to be a long time coming.

The Administration may be preparing, in the words of George Aiken, to take Hillary's advice and find a way to 'declare victory and go home.'

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