Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Iraq Wants America to Stay

The AP reports today what most Americans on the ground in Iraq already know: the Iraqis want us to stay.
Iraq's foreign minister said he's concerned the United States may pull out of the country before the army and police are ready to take responsibility for the nation's security.
The Iraqi minister came to New York to urge the U.N. Security Council to extend the mandate of the U.S.-led multinational force, saying Iraqi troops and police cannot yet defend the country against an armed insurgency by remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime and some foreigners.
The real question here is not does Iraq want America to stay, but how long can America afford to stay in Iraq and allow Iran and North Korea to believe they have freedom of action with their WMD programs?