"I'll give you my hopeful formula to get out of [Iraq]. But every day and every decision makes it worse. The first thing you do when you find yourself in a hole is stop digging. They seem to continue to dig. This 'stay the course' idea is wonderful except the course is leading us over Niagara Falls."
--Gen. Anthony Zinni, former Commander in chief of U.S. Central command and Bush envoy to the Middle East, in a frank and revealing interview in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The whole piece is worth a good look. For example, what should we have done instead of invade Iraq? Zinni: "...containment worked with the Soviet Union, the Cubans, the North Koreans, thus far. Containment was done at very low cost. In Centcom, in my time there when we had the dual containment policy, there were less troops on a day-to-day basis in the entire theater than than report to work at the Pentagon every day...."
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