As several people have expressed dismay over my seemingly fluid stance on the war, I want to briefly expand on "the consequences of pulling up short" that I referred to in my last post.
Excerpting my response to a reader's comment:
"One of the biggest reasons that I am now in favor of continuing the war to its conclusion is because I am afraid of what Saddam (or his successor) will do to reconsolidate power if we fail to take him out after dealing such devastating blows to his infrastructure. Remember what happened to the people who rose up against him in the last Gulf War after the cease-fire?"
For the full context, please see the comments section in that post.