Thursday, June 30, 2005

Feel bad? It gets worse

The masterly Billmon - Failure is an Option:

The most serious threat, though, is that the neocons would use their newly regained freedom of action not to limit the fallout from failure in Iraq, but to invade Iran and/or Syria -- the same "flight forward" response to crisis that ultimately ruined imperial Germany. And this is why, perversely, we probably should regard any sign that the Cheney administration is preparing to withdraw from Iraq as a warning flag of further catastrophes to come.

A pyrrhic victory is assured.