Thursday, November 09, 2006

Continued disappointment after Rumsfeld?

Juan Cole has just written,

"I am afraid there may be a great deal of disappointment and even more anger when the Iraqis gradually realize that [newly appointed Secretary of Defense] Gates cannot provide security either. It is not clear, either, that the Democrats can bring the troops home any time soon. Disappointment and anger in Iraq turn into violence."

While some people in the US and in Iraq may rejoice at the loss of Rumsfeld, all the problems that plague Iraq - and Afghanistan/ Pakistan - are still in place. So far, we don't have a clear strategy for bringing peace to this hornet's nest stirred up by reckless decisions of the Bush administration. We can pray for the new leadership to make progress at finding a solution.

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