It's Sunday Morning and I'm flipping among news programs where the pundits are debating the Iraq situation. They're talking about timelines.
Setting a timeline would be unconscionable.
Any timeline means we accept the fact that US policy in Iraq has failed. Leaving our troops who are by definition, provocateurs of violence, in Iraq until we meet some arbitrary date means our country will be inciting more violence with no goal in mind.
Again, to my mind, there was no excuse for us to go into Iraq in the first place.
To stay until some randomly chosen date has passed = murder of Iraqis, the allied forces that were lured there by our criminal policies and Americans.