“We are as powerless to prevent the turmoil that will happen when we withdraw as we have been to stop the insurgency.”
This is the sanest assessment yet of what’s happening in Iraq from any politician, and is far more realistic than the desperate ploys currently being attempted by D.C. McGovern understands that U.S. ‘plans’ for Iraq are delusional. The U.S. isn’t in control, hasn’t ever been, and the one thing the opposing sides there are agreed on is they want the U.S. out.
It doesn’t matter what the U.S. thinks. No one trusts them or wants them. That is the legacy of Bush, which is nothing more than an exaggerated case of the imperialism that has driven U.S policy for decades.