In my column today (Dec. 29), I made a vague reference that I have "a preference" as to sending more troops to Iraq or bringing them home.
That preference (obvious to anyone who knows me) is to bring them home. I have no idea if that will help secure "victory" (whatever that is) in Iraq or if it will lead to new levels of bloodshed, but it's my preference, because American troops never should have been committed to Iraq in the first place.
However, we're stuck now, and there are no good options. It should serve as a lesson to leaders and the public in the future that war should not be entered lightly. Of course, judging from history, it's a lesson we'll never learn.