Usually I wouldn’t tell you how a story ends before you’ve even had a chance to read it, but this time is different. This time Juan Cole writes that it is not only time to bring our soldiers home, it’s mandatory. He’ll tell you why.
Here are his final words after he makes his excellent points:
"I conclude that the presence of the US ground troops is making things worse, not better.
"Let's get them out, now, before they destroy any more cities, create any more hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons, provoke any more ethnic hatreds by installing Shiite police in Fallujah or Kurdish troops in Turkmen Tal Afar. They are sowing a vast whirlwind, a desert sandstorm of Martian proportions, which future generations of Americans and Iraqis will reap.
"The ground troops must come out. Now. For the good of Iraq. For the good of America."
Please read it all at Juan Cole.com.