Michael Goodwin of the New York Daily News has it exactly right about the Iraq mess (thanks, RealClear Politics):

“Maybe it’s time to bypass the lame Iraqi military and the lamer Iraqi government and do the damn job ourselves. Let’s go in with massive force – 100,000 extra troops – and flatten the resistance and sectarian killers once and for all. Let’s crush the bastards and be done with it….

“[L]et’s at least consider cutting out the Iraqi middlemen and doing the job ourselves. After all, our national security is too important to leave to a country that can’t even defend itself.”

Right. Everyone in both parties except oh, maybe John Murtha, knows we can’t cut and run, or no one in the world will ever trust America again. So let’s do what we should have done three years ago. It’s not too late.