In view of these three facts, the War in Iraq was doomed from the start: it never could have succeeded, no matter how well it was planned or administered. And it never can succeed now, no matter how long we stay in Iraq or how many troops we send there.
The Neo-Conservatives disagree with my beliefs. They believe the War was a very good idea, even if the stated justifications were not exactly true. They believe its failures were caused by bad planning and bad administration, not by any flaw in the basic idea. Many of them believe that it was needed to protect Israel. And they believe that everything can still succeed if we merely improve our planning and administration
And so it boils down to these two sides in the debate: those who believe the War in Iraq can succeed, if only we make some changes; and those who believe it cannot succeed, no matter what we do.
If you believe it can succeed, you should support Bush and a continued U.S. presence, "for as long as it takes." If you believe, as I do, that it never can succeed because it was doomed from the start, you should support a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces, as soon as it is physically possible.
There is no real middle ground.
Blessings to you. May God help us all.