GOOD FOR HIM. No doubt this is far too late to save his 2008 presidential campaign, but today's op-ed on Iraq from John Kerry is very good. Read it yourself if you want to know the policy details. I especially like that he's tapped into the old-school Kerry and brought a little outrage: "Half of the service members listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall died after America's leaders knew our strategy would not work. It was immoral then and it would be immoral now to engage in the same delusion." This is true, and most of the establishment pundits and policy types left-of-center in this town don't seem to me to be grappling with it: There's a real moral imperative here. If, as most liberals now believe, the odds of meaningful success in Iraq are tiny, then it's wrong -- seriously, deeply wrong -- to keep our troops their indefinitely and it's wrong -- seriously wrong -- to be nonchalant about the issue.

--Matthew Yglesias

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