Hogan's Alley

Friday, November 11, 2005

Here Is A Real Leader's Approach To Iraq

John McCain has an piece in yesterday's Real Clear Politics website that speaks clearly and frankly about the failures in Iraq and the essential necessity to not abandon that country and unleash chaos in the region. (Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the reference.)

Wouldn't it be nice if McCain assumed the ideological leadership of the pro-war Republicans. He can speak creditably and forcefully where Bush is embarrassingly inadequate, at least up until most parts of today's speech. He has the opportunity to help turn public opinion around, which is the best means I know to discourage Zarqawi and the Bathists in Iraq and elsewhere.