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October 31, 2007

It's Iraq Stupid
Posted by Ilan Goldenberg

John Podesta, Brian Katulis and Larry Korb have a great piece today from CAP.  Lots of stuff about what progressives need to say about Iraq, but I think the real purpose here is to call out Democrats and progressive to get off their butts and get back to the gravest national security issue that is facing this country.  Iraq - Not Iran.

Progressives are frustrated because the president and his allies in Congress have obstructed their oversight of the administration’s Iraq policy. But they now risk drifting themselves into offering only a vague and muddled vision. Progressives must provide a clear alternative to counter the Bush policy of strategic drift—one that takes back control of America’s security interests.

Dems, progressives and the media have taken the bate on Iran.  The reality is that we have 168,000 troops in Iraq not Iran.  I think war with Iran is relatively unlikely.  But if it were to happen it would be a catastrophe preciscly because we have 168,000 troops in Iraq and that is where the Iranians would inflict their damage.  In the last two months the only big stories out of Iraq are Blackwater, Turkish border and Iran.  People seem to forget that there has been no progress on the political front and there is still no articulation of what the "bottom up" strategy is. There is no plan for taking the various groups that the United States is now training and bringing them together instead of having them eventually just go at each other in a bloodier civil war.


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