Tuesday, March 18, 2003
According to Jim Robbins at National Review Online, Hussein's battle and survival plan may indeed rely on Bush blinking. The French, Russians, the anti-war (anti-American) protesters, the Arab 'street', the Democrats at home, and perhaps even Colin Powell - they're all waiting for such an occasion to start pushing Bush to 'negotiate' an end to the fighting.
We all should remember the last few times an American President packed up too soon: Carter at Desert One, Reagan in Beirut, Clinton in Somalia - in all cases, they chose the politically expedient route, and, in all cases, a choice had profound negative repercussions for the US.
Let's hope Bush can once again outlast his critics.....