Friday, May 25, 2007

Speaking of perplexed...

Congressional Democrats have recently decided to use the power of the purse a little more gently, offering the President funding to continue his war without schedules, timetables or whatever you want to call them.

Obviously, the war in Iraq has been an ill-begotten, poorly-planned, poorly executed fiasco. But given that that's the case, here are two questions for you smart people:


1. Is the situation in Iraq "improving", "degrading", or "staying the same", and on what do you base this estimation?

2. What should the U.S. do next in Iraq, and why?

Please source your responses as well as possible. And Elrod, if you're reading, I'm especially interested in your opinion.

'Cause I'm perplexed.

Update: And in case you weren't going to respond because all you had to say was BS, you're also allowed to simply link to people who seem to know what they're talking about. Ready, go.

3 comments:

scoots said...

Yeah, but just to clarify––the people we link to can’t just be writing a bunch of BS either, right? Not sure I’ve got much, then…

Matthew said...

Well here's what James Fallows *used* to think: The Atlantic

belinda said...

from what I read from most media sites (excluding FOX news), the situation is getting worse by the day. It's time to get out and NOW. Like with any decision we might make, if/when it's evident that it was the wrong decision, we back out and cut our losses and get on with life as best we can. I believe our current administration suffers from the "disease" you talked about of being unable to admit being wrong about something.