As South Carolina Goes... So Goes the Nation?


South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham wants to give Iraqis 90 days to get their political house substantially in order, or face U.S. withdrawal: "If they can't do it in 90 days," he told Time, "it means the major players don't want to. If they can't pull it together in the next 90 days, I don't think they are ever gonna do it. If they don't deliver in 90 days, I will openly say the chances for political reconciliation are remote."

This is big news. Graham is not someone you can paint as a cut-and-run, MoveOn Republican. But I do fear that "90 days" may become the new Friedman, whereby the most minimal progress three months from now allows Graham and his cohort to reset the clock for another 90 days.

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