Managing Expectations

Posted: Jul 15, 2008 4:00 PM
Barack Obama is going to end the war, not win it or even bother stabilizing the country on our way out.

That's apparent from this passage in his Iraq speech today.

OBAMA: "Iraq is not going to be a perfect place, and we don’t have unlimited resources to try to make it one. We are not going to kill every al Qaeda sympathizer, eliminate every trace of Iranian influence, or stand up a flawless democracy before we leave.”