Thursday, February 19, 2009

Five to Ten more years in Iraq

The war in Iraq went on longer than WWII before we began to even understand how to fix it. Thomas Rick's books FIASCO details our invasion of Iraq and the incompetence that enveloped it. Now, in THE GAMBLE Ricks focuses on General David Patraeus, the Surge and what it did and did not accomplish.

Ricks, who is the Washington Post's special military corespondent, predicts that the war is likely to last at least another five to ten years.  My conversation with Thom Ricks: