Wednesday, December 27, 2006

More troops isn't answer

The following letter was published on December 27, 2006 by

Many Americans know the suggestion to put more troops in Iraq will only prolong the agony of accepting a reality born out of an invasion that was ill thought out. That reality is: America can't impose its will on a broken nation.

Let's hope the message sent by voters in the 2006 elections will resonate among the decision-makers in the Iraq war. Knowing when to fold does not mean "cut and run."

In the minds of many Americans, the Iraq situation is unsolvable with an American presence. A civil war in Iraq can't be resolved by a third party, especially when that third party can't pick sides.

Whether the United States can win in Iraq should not be the question. The question should be: Can a civil war, which has already started, be stopped?