Thursday, August 21, 2008

Iraq: Good News, Bad News, Good News

Once I am able to get past the immorality of the Iraq war, as well as the carnage in human lives and its devastating impact on stability in the Mideast and the American economy (and that ain't easy), the tentative troop withdrawal agreement reached between Baghdad and Washington is good news for Barack Obama.

It also is bad news and good news for John McCain. It is bad news because Obama can correctly claim that "This is what I've been urging the U.S. to do all along," and good news because McCain can claim that his Surge made it all possible. And if he is elected he'll have troops to commit to the wars that he is bound to start.

Painting by Steve Mumford

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