Sunday, October 08, 2006


Kristof says we should commit to getting out of Iraq in one year. This follows his previous call he made last February to get out in (what was then) about two years.

Good for him, but none of these things are going to happen. Wishes aren't ponies when it comes to Iraq - whether it's hoping Bush's policies in Iraq create a pony gusher or hoping that gentle suggestions by elite pundits will cause those policies to change.

The only way to get any meaningful change in Bush's Iraq policies will be for the opposition party to get truly radical with respect to accountability and oversight hearings (assuming they take any control). But I don't expect the Wise Old Men to approve of that, either. Bad form, they'll probably say. It's all very depressing.