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Saturday, December 03, 2005

A Letter to Maureen Dowd

Ms. Dowd -

First rate column, again.

The neo-liberal adventure in Iraq (there's nothing conservative about it) is destroying lives, homes, money, democracy, respect for the truth and the good name of the United States. It's a hideous monster brought into the world by ignorance and deceit and it's wrecking much that is precious.

What to do?

First, get ahold of people who know something about the Middle East. That will be a huge first step because right now they aren't anywhere to be seen in the corridors of power.

Second, get real - not make-believe - help from Moslem allies to stabilize Iraq or get out.

The current "coalition of the willing" doesn't have a 1 in a 100 chance of turning Iraq around. They are despised by all sides in the conflict - including their Iraqi "allies" - and don't have the on the ground intelligence to do a tenth of what they have to do.

Why is this happening? Simple: The United States has throughout its history had fantastic, God-given luck with leadership in times of crisis. That luck ran out on September 11th, 2001.

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