Stabilization vs. Fly-trap, Part II:
Now here's a good Austin Bay column
) that concentrates on what's been accomplished in Iraq (i.e. stabilization). Notice no mention of the Fly-trap nonsense
, a desperate rationale periodically pulled out of the argumentative drawer when things aren't going well in Iraq. ...Update - 9:40 p.m. --
Oh no. The 'flypaper' strategy is getting a new airing
(via, sadly, Instapundit
) and is now called a 'doctrine.' You see, Iraq was always envisioned as a 'playground' in which we'd shoot 'em up while at the same time trying to build a stable democracy. Yeah, that was the plan. Oops. 'Doctrine.' ...