August 15, 2004

Argument Against Killing Muqtada

Crooked Timber has a fairly reasoned argument against crushing Muqtada. I think he's wrong, but he has some good arguments.

The best argument is that we could have predicted we wouldn't get serious and finish the job. In which case, we should have sat tight. Proclaiming serious intent and then backing down is about the dumbest course imaginable.

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