What we’re doing now in Iraq is worse than our worst-case scenario
Excuse me, folks, but I’m so tired of the argument that we must stay in Iraq to prevent Al Qaeda from taking over the country. Let’s say that we did leave and the worst happened and Al Qaeda took over the country. If that happened, they would be in the defensive and vulnerable position, not us, and we would invade and destroy them and their regime in two or three weeks, as we did with the Hussein regime. But in our current situation, in order to prevent Al Qaeda from taking over Iraq, we have to stay in Iraq forever, with our men being picked off, killed or crippled, one by one, forever. In the 2003 invasion of Iraq, we lost about 100 men. In trying to control Iraq, we’ve lost over 2,000. It would be far less costly to re-invade Iraq than occupy and protect it forever.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 21, 2005 08:14 PM | Send