For the rest of us, the desired new direction is the word that is such anathema to both the Left and the foreign-policy establishment: Victory. ~Andy McCarthy

It is almost amusing to watch someone who supports a policy roundly endorsed by the foreign policy establishment effectively complain about the weakness and stupidity of the foreign policy establishment, but the picture of war supporters playing the part of the marginalised anti-establishmentarians is just too absurd.  If anything, we will remain in Iraq forever because the foreign policy establishment of both center-left and center-right will insist that it would be “irresponsible” to leave.  It must be strange to belong to a group that believes starting wars is the responsible thing to do, and ending them is wildly reckless.