However slim the chances of success in Iraq are, they may have just slipped down a few more notches after Henry Kissinger suggested a military victory in Iraq is impossible.
"If you mean by 'military victory' an Iraqi government that can be established and whose writ runs across the whole country, that gets the civil war under control and sectarian violence under control in a time period that the political processes of the democracies will support, I don't believe that is possible," he told the British Broadcasting Corp.
Kissinger also said the U.S. must have a dialogue with Iraq's neighbor's, including Iran.
Oh, but wait. How foolish of me to forget. Diplomacy isn't in the Bush lingo. We don't negotiate with terrorists. To hell with a dialogue; what's Plan B?
Meanwhile, it'll be very interesting to see how far Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) will get with his proposed bill to reinstate the draft early next year.
"There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way," Rangel said.
So true. I have my doubts this will fly, but simply having it discussed will perhaps cause a few million parents to have cold sweats who otherwise are oblivious to the realities in Iraq.