Robert Gates today said that he thinks we aren’t winning the war in Iraq.
Gates is wrong. I don’t know what definition of “win” he is using, but we completely won. We dismantled their government, ousted their leader, put him on trial, and eliminated a huge segment of their military. The country has been conquered and we now occupy it. If we didn’t win, what else would it take before Gate’s thinks we are winning?
Let’s bring everyone home. Let’s not do it over a month, or even over a week. Call up the Marines now, and tell them to pack up and come home. They won, they did great work. They should be proud, and we’re very grateful.