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Backing Off in Iraq

Reader comment on item: In Iraq, Stay the Course - but Change It

Submitted by Drew (Canada), Oct 24, 2006 at 18:00

This solution of Dr Pipes' should be shouted from mountaintops and dropped in millions of leaflets over DC: it's the first real commonsense solution I've seen yet to this mess.

The image I get is of the referees in a hockey game. They're on the scene, watching the action, but not actually shooting the puck -- although not with the same helplessness that UN troops experienced in Rwanda, where they had a mandate to keep the peace, but no firepower to prevent genocide.

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