Thoughts on the pullout from a marine in Fallujah
A marine stationed in Fallujah sent this letter to Tom Ricks explaining his thoughts on the American pullout.
The marine’s key point:
[…] we have taken it as far as Americans can. In my opinion, anything we do now may do more harm than good in delaying the inevitable and reinforcing their, at times, crippling malaise. The only enduring role for Americans is to provide the safety net to prevent complete collapse, chaos, and civil war; three things that I do not believe will happen in any event.