First, driftglass points out an obvious–although previously unnoticed–problem with the neocon claims that there’s is no civil war in Iraq:
So if there is a Civil War, then we should leave, because there is no way for us to referee such a thing.
But if there is no Civil War, and therefore no looming threat of massive, pitched and Civil-War-like bloodshed if we leave, then the Iraqis have obviously “Stood up”.
And it is time for us to stand down and go h
Read the whole thing. Then John Aravosis reminds us that the failures of this war are not Democratic ones, but Republican, when he answers the question “Has al-Queda won?”