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Monday, May 17, 2004
Drudge had a story up last night about a joint U.S.-British move to speed along the withdrawal from Iraq.

Could be a good thing, could be a bad thing.

The bad, obviously, is the danger in getting out too soon. If security forces aren't ready, then the whole thing could, literally, blow up in our face.

The good thing is that while there are desperate terrorist elements within the country, much of the country is moving towards stability. Discontent in Najaf notwithstanding, southern Iraq is becoming more and more stable. Last week saw marches of protest against al-Sadr, and there's an anti-al Sadr militia knocking off his troops. As Kagan and Kristol's essay said last week (scroll down), the country is more ready than we realize to move ahead with elections and security.
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