OK. Turns out we were asking the wrong question last Thursday when we wondered: Is Iraq falling apart? Fred Kagan, one of the architects of the 2007 “surge” of U.S. troops into Iraq that seemed to calm the chaos down, says all may not be lost:
The question of the moment is not “Who lost Iraq?” but rather “Is Iraq definitely lost?”
In the latest issue of the Weekly Standard, Kagan, of the American Enterprise Institute, and his wife, Kimberly, of the Institute for the Study of War, argue that it certainly is headed that way. Their bottom line: if Iraq goes to hell in a hand basket, it’s the fault of the guy who pulled U.S. troops out, not of the guy who put them in.