Jeff Jacoby is one of the few--maybe the only--clear thinkers at the Boston Globe. Here he writes about what would become of Iraq if U.S. troops are pulled out precipitously, as so many in this country apparently want: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07/18/the_consequences_of_quitting_iraq/. And he's not the only one who thinks that the situation is bleak: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/AustinBay/2007/07/18/iraqi_withdrawal_seven_scenarios.
Amazingly, Jacoby doesn't even write about the scariest of the scenarious. If we pull out suddenly, not only will Iraq turn into Afghanistan before the U.S.-led invation in October of 2001, it will have oil money to fuel the undoubtedly radical government that is established there. Does anyone seriously think that that oil money will be used for anything other than funding terrorism?