Yesterday at Slate, writer George Saunders ably summarized the current U.S. policy toward Iraq:
People of Iraq, I say to you:
Stop trying to kill us, so we can leave. But also, do not fear. We are in it for the long haul, although we cannot stay with you indefinitely. No, as soon as you stop trying to kill us, believe us, you will never see us again. Therefore, trust us, people of Iraq, have faith, we assure you: As long as you continue trying to kill us, we will never abandon you.
Read the whole article for Saunders’ hilarious “exit strategy.”