The old saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
When considering news reports of Bush chairing planning sessions at Camp David charting out the long-term course for the United States in Iraq that saying, or a variation of my own making, came to mind:
"If it is broke and you broke it and broke it even worse when you tried to fix it, then stop touching it and step away now."
It occurs to me that many of us complaining that Bush was passing the situation in Iraq on to the next President may have been shortsighted. There is nothing, I repeat NOTHING, that this administration has done correctly in the middle east. While I'm sympathetic to the pottery barn axiom I simply can't imagine a scenario where they deliberately provide a working framework for long term stability in Iraq.
The best thing for all involved is if the administration DOES punt the problem down the road to the next administration. We'll all have to be patient until the grown-ups are in charge again.
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