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An interview, about 35 minutes long.
Hat-tip Jerome Doolittle @ Bad Attitudes.
NTodd is wicked smart.
This is how it goes endlessly with people like [Washington Post editorial page editor Fred] Hiatt: (1) If X does not happen, there is no justification for staying; (2) X has not happened; (3) we must stay. That is why nothing they say has any meaning. Staying in Iraq is always the only real goal. Everything else is just pretext and blather to continue to do that.