Josh Marshall over at Talking Points Memo writes today:
For all the endless debate about strategy and tactics, past and present about Iraq, it is astonishing how little the public debate in this country entertains the idea that the occupation itself is the cause of the unrest and violence in the country.
This isn't an original and unheard of concept. I know that. Indeed, it's common sense. But in our public debate it is what we might call the logic that dare not speak its name.
Marshall may well be right. His post is an interesting read.
In This Moment's Pamela K. Taylor made the same point in January in President Bush's Iraq Plan.