TO PERSUADE AMERICANS TO GO TO WAR, YOU HAVE TO BE RATIONAL | 2003-03-22
It is hard to get America into a war. We got into World War I after Germany said its subs would sink any ship on the Atlantic, including ours. We got into World War II after Japan attacked us and Hitler declared war on us.
We know what winning a war is. It is a huge job and America is great at huge jobs. Those forces going into Iraq are highly professional.
But the instant you get into talking about "post-War Iraq", every word is dripping with imbecility. People start babbling about what government we should impose on Iraq and how much money we owe the Iraqi people. Everybody agrees that Iraq owes us nothing at all.