RE: U.S. choices in Iraq civil war

April 3, 2006

I entirely agree; it’s almost impossibly difficult. But I’m eager to hear
your thoughts on this regardless.

I think it’s especially important for those like yourself to attempt the
exercise, otherwise we just leave it to those not like yourself.

-david

> —–Original Message—–
> From: mkatz@gmu.edu [mailto:mkatz@gmu.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 8:20 PM
> To: David Barrett
> Subject: Re: U.S. choices in Iraq civil war
>
> Dear Mr. Barrett:
>
> Thanks for your message. I shall try to think of something along the
> lines you suggest. It is, however, very difficult to know what to do
> about this awful situation.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Mark N. Katz
> Professor of Government and Politics
> Department of Public and International Affairs
> MSN 3F4
> George Mason University
> Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
> (703) 993-1420
> http://www.gmu.edu/departments/pia/facultypages/katz.html
>
> —– Original Message —–
> From: David Barrett <dbarrett@quinthar.com>
> Date: Saturday, April 1, 2006 6:48 pm
> Subject: U.S. choices in Iraq civil war
>
> > http://news.monstersandcritics.com/northamerica/article_1151761.php
> >
> > Thank you for your excellent summary of options up on Monsters and
> > Critics.You do a wonderful job accentuating the delicate balance
> > the US must
> > maintain to succeed.
> >
> > However, what you don’t do is make any actual recommendations.
> > Perhaps you
> > believe it’s not your place, but I ask: who is better qualified?
> > What I’d
> > really like to hear from you (and from others who have studied the
> > regionsuch as yourself) is clear advice to the government, a clear
> > proposal for
> > action.
> >
> > Because the crowd of people who do sideline analyses is large
> > enough; we
> > need more people who leverage these analyses to actually put
> > forward their
> > own plans. Else we continue to defer planning to the same people, and
> > should only expect to get the same results.
> >
> > -david
> >
> >

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