The NY Times comes out today for withdrawl from Iraq and starts out its page long editorial with these words:

It is time for the United States to leave Iraq, without any more delay than the Pentagon needs to organize an orderly exit.

I agree with the editorial. Bush would love to wait and hand off the mess to the next President, but that’s not going to happen. There are too many Republicans who want to be re-elected in 2008 who aren’t going to go down in flames over their support of the war.

The 2008 election is not going to be about Iraq the way the 2004 and 2006 elections were. We’ll be well on our way out of Iraq by next November.

And that’s a good thing. Because we’ve got bigger issues to work out.