We're never leaving Iraq.He is serious. And he notes that that part of Dubya's speech was not picked up by the MSM — although the president said that very thing, in so many words. And Cook agrees with him (look especially at his fifth point):
I think the freest, best, most powerful, most prosperous, most pluralistic country---the country that has done more to liberate oppressed humanity than any other entity in human history---needs and DESERVES to have bases all over the world.Update: Investor's Business Daily agrees: in Korea, "We did not cut and run."
So which model will it be? Korea or Vietnam? Commitment or abandonment? Bush has made his choice and, we think, the right one.