Sunday, June 08, 2008


Lawrence Korb in the American Conservative:
In 1967, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley told President Lyndon Johnson that he needed to remove the 500,000 U.S. troops then involved in Vietnam’s civil war. When Johnson responded by asking how he could do that, Daley replied, “Put them on a [expletive deleted] plane and bring them home.”
Aside from offering that great nugget, Korb makes a great case for withdrawal from Iraq and completely shuts down the usual three arguments against it, that "it cannot be done quickly; the situation will go to hell in a hand-basket when we leave; and our military commanders will oppose it."

Hits it right out of the park. Goes good with Sunday coffee.

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