#5. “It’s become apparent, Mr. President, that there’s no military solution to this war. No amount of U.S. soldiers — not 10,000 more, not 20,000 more, not almost 30,000 more than we know — that we know we are sending — can solve the grievances that lay at the heart of someone else’s civil war. Our troops cannot serve as their diplomats, and we can no longer referee their civil war. We must begin a phased withdrawal of our forces starting May 1st, with the goal of removing all combat forces by March 30th, 2008. … History will not judge, Mr. President, the architects of this war kindly.” — Barack Obama, 2007
Thank goodness he’d never decide to try to solve someone else’s civil war… except oh.