Why Washington Is Playing with Fire

These are not clever times in Washington

An important press conference was not held in Washington last week. The leaders of the Democratic Party did not say, "We'd like to thank President Bush for his new, realistic tone about the war in Iraq. In his recent speeches, the President has acknowledged that U.S. military strategy has been defective, especially in the Sunni triangle. He has made clear the difficulty we have had in training Iraqi security forces. He has expressed concern about the power that ethnic militias have overthose forces. He has expressed dismay about the corruption rampant in the...

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