Monday, February 19, 2007


'Victory Is Not an Option'

Former NSA director Gen. William Odom, interviewed by the Metro Spirit last fall, had a big Sunday op-ed in the Washington Post. Everybody's talking about it.

Odom, who favors a hasty withdrawl from Iraq, takes on the "most pernicious" myths used to sell escalation. For example, that "We must continue to fight in order to 'support the troops.'"
This argument effectively paralyzes almost all members of Congress. Lawmakers proclaim in grave tones a litany of problems in Iraq sufficient to justify a rapid pullout. Then they reject that logical conclusion, insisting we cannot do so because we must support the troops. Has anybody asked the troops?

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