Thursday, November 30, 2006

Iraq Forever

I've been saying it all along, but no one listens to me.

AMMAN, Jordan, Nov. 30 -- President Bush delivered a staunch endorsement of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Thursday morning and dismissed calls for U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq as unrealistic, following a summit meeting in which the two leaders discussed speeding up the turnover of security responsibilities.

Our political class has long assumed that this situation would magically right itself after another Friedman or two. It won't.