Friday, July 11, 2008
from our US ambassador to Iraq
“[W]hen I hear people say let’s bring the troops home and end the war...it’s not going to end the war. I think it’s going to give you a war of significantly increased proportions. I remember how we reacted to Rwanda. How could we have let that happen? Why didn’t we step in? Why didn’t we get the international community engaged? Well, you know, what if you have a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq and it’s not a question of why didn’t we step in, it’s we stepped out. How is that going to affect people?”
—Ryan Crocker, U.S. ambassador to Iraq
And for an eye-opening essay regarding Obama's thoughts on our national security...