Not Going Well

The whole world is wincing. The surge isn’t working. Iraqi insurgents can blow up the country’s heavily-fortified parliament at will.

Bush talks of standing with a “fledgling democracy,” and it’s hard to argue with that sentiment when the attacks on it are so brutal. But supporting and defending a constitutional democratic order from outside attack is one thing. What do you do, though, when the attacks come from inside and the new constitutional order is fundamentally disputed? And what do you do when the agents of that constitutional order have long ago adopted tactics as brutal as its opponents, and seem to care more about sectarian supremacy than liberal democracy?

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