Thursday, September 27, 2007

Why Do We Need An Embassy in Baghdad?

Dana Goldstein:

Bill Richardson takes the unrealistic stance of not leaving "any troop behind."

All serious people know this is "unrealistic," that the US has interests (an embassy!) that must be protected, and to protect it we'll need 5000 troops.

But why? I don't really understand.

The truth is that if we need 5000 troops to protect an embassy we'll need a lot more than that to protect those troops.