Calamity on an 'Ungrateful Volcano'

    Iraq is shattered and 300 U.S. military advisers can't put the pieces back together. So now what? An old saying about the Middle East comes to mind: Things can always get worse.

    The aim of U.S. policy at this point should be minimizing the calamity, not chasing rainbows of a unified, democratic, pluralistic Iraq -- which, sadly, is something the power brokers in Iraq do not want.

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