Stop the “bomb Iraq” railroad. She wants to get off:
“Saddam is a very bad man” is not a reason for the United States to go to war. If we’re going to start tossing out every petty tyrant who abuses his people abysmally, the US is going to be busy for a long time.
And I don’t judge the success or failure of the war in Afghanistan solely by the mixed results we have so far (1 loya jirga, a bunch of assassinations, and resurgent warlordism of the sort that made Afghans decide the Taliban was a good bet in the first place). I judge it by the fact that it seems more and more like we screwed up big time in Tora Bora and let a bunch of al-Qaeda guys get away.