A whole bunch of rallies yesterday, all in the name of Cindy, still camped out in Crawford. The mother of the late Casey Sheehan is the cover story in the Albany newsweekly Metroland. Will any of this change American policy in Iraq? Maybe not in the short term. But as American casualties mount (59 U.S. fatalities in August 2005 at last count, and we won’t even talk about the Iraqi deaths, and with the Kurds threatening to pull out of the Iraqi government, one continues to get the feeling of the q word: quagmire.
When the war started in March 2003, I predicted that there would be an independent Kurdistan within five years. The “no-fly zone” enforced by the U.S. and U.K. between 1991 and 2003 created essentially an independent Kurd state. I’m inclined to stick with my prognostication.
Still, I wish I knew the solution to the mess that W hath wroth.