Sometimes the new "good" Andrew Sullivan gets in touch with his old "bad" Andrew Sullivan --
In fact, a smart withdrawal [from Iraq], if done with finesse, might conceivably undo some of the damage of the dumb occupation. But we also need to be cautious here. As soon as we get news of tribal alliances, we get news of tribal discord. This is Arab culture. They will support you one second and murder you in cold blood the next. And they will do exactly the same to one another.
One of those remarks that sounds about right over a gin and tonic at the club -- 60 years ago. Although Sully's old boss, Marty Peretz, probably agrees with the sentiment.