But we're already bossing the ruling coalition around. The problem is we're not letting them boss us around. How does it help their threadbare credibility if they cave to US pressure? If shoring up the Iraqi government and preventing a civil war had ever actually been US policy then nothing we've done has made any sense: we would have been pressuring the government to ask us to leave years ago instead of waiting until last Spring to pressure them against it. OTOH if our policy actually were to
blackmail the Saudis, use Iraq as a military base and terrify Muslims"
you can sort of see the logic.
:: posted by buermann @ 2006-11-20 09:48:32 CST |