How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?
John Kerry famously asked this question in his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971. If he is going to be President, Kerry will have to answer this question. It was a mistake to go into Iraq. Now that we are there, though, it would a mistake to pull out without ensuring that the country does not become a safe haven for terrorists, as Afghanistan was in the 90s. The means to stabilize Iraq may require more American troops and will almost certainly require a larger international peacekeeping force. Leadership is needed to make this happen. The unilateral action practiced by the Bush Administration has lead us into this mess. It will take cooperative action to get us out.