The New York Times vs. Reality

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/18/2007 12:00 am EDT

The New York Times has been wrong on Iraq for so long that it has become a tradition, and they respect tradition at the Times. Its Monday editorial calling for an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq caused a great stir in the United States: "It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit." But an "orderly exit" is not a real option any more, and in any case that is not where the logic of American politics leads in the short run.

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