The WAR in Iraq:
*Republicans say "stay forever" (or 100 years as John McCain predicted). Wrong answer. Democrats say "Go right now." Wrong answer. It is a much more complicated issue than that. I believe the answer must involve a combination of nuance, compromise and common-sense.
*Admit the Iraq war is a disaster.
*Admit post-war planning was a disaster.
*Admit it's a civil war in Iraq- and our boys do not belong in the middle of a civil war. Our troops are not policeman.
*Use the success of the surge to declare victory and make plans to get out of Iraq as soon as reasonably possible.
There you have it. Allen's complicated solution for ending the war. Just say We Win and leave. It's not "surrendering" I guess because we are claiming we won. Actually he's not far off in much of what he says here.
Admit the Iraq war is a disaster. Check.
Admit post war planning was a disaster. Check
Admit it's a civil war in Iraq and our boys (and girls) are in the middle of a Civil War. Our troops are not policemen. Check.
Use the success of the surge to declare victory and make plans to get out of Iraq as soon as reasonably possible. Buzzer! That should read...
Admit the failure of the surge as a last chance effort to claim any kind of victory and admit this whole fiasco has been a failure and we have been wrong. Make plans to get out of Iraq as soon as Now.
Late Edit. I figured this out. Root has basically boiled down the Iraq War to a game of connect four with a 5 year old. Once they figured out they are trapped and can't win they hit the leaver that drops the checkers and say I WIN! then leave the table.