Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Offer

Michael Yon's offer to the candidates and deciders, that is:

Whatever we do in Iraq from here forward, we must strive to make better decisions than those made between 2003 and 2006. And one way to achieve that is by making certain that our civilian leaders are fully informed. All three candidates for President are extremely intelligent, but that doesn't mean that all three are tracking the truth on the ground in Iraq. Anyone who wants to be President of the United States needs to see Iraq without the distorting lenses of the media or partisan politics. I would be honored to visit Iraq with Senator Obama, Senator Clinton, Senator McCain or any of their Senate colleagues.

My advice? Take the offer. Take it quietly, go, and don't tell anyone till you get back. You won't get a more blunt, less biased or better-informed ground-level look from anyone.