The whole situation in Iraq is painfully difficult, beyond my ability to fully comprehend. However, I would like all six of you who faithfully peek in on my musings to take a good look at this article from The American Enterprise Institute (whose offices I drove past in Washington, while I was there for business just last week).
It should be understood that the author is not a hack for the White House. Most interesting line in this article to me:
"Telling the Iraqis to "sink or swim" soon, therefore, is tantamount to telling them to drown."
I provide this as food for thought for my good friend Rob Asghar.
Note: The photo above was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The caption reads:
"Fallujah - U.S. Marines pray over a fellow Marine killed while fighting insurgent strongholds. (Photo by Murad Sezer, April 8, 2004.)"
To me, the tragedy, heartache, and nobility of this image are beyond words.