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Will's had his fill of Iraq, too

Just three days after advocating that the United States get out of Afghanistan, Washington Post columnist George Will has turned to Iraq, declaring it an "illusion that Iraq is smoothly transitioning to a normality free of sectarian violence" and decrying the continued use of the U.S. military "to improve the instincts of corrupt elites" in Iraq. He concludes: "If, in spite of contrary evidence, the U.S. surge permanently dampened sectarian violence, all U.S. forces can come home sooner than the end of 2011. If, however, the surge did not so succeed, U.S. forces must come home sooner."