BARRED IV: THE LITTLE RED HEN
Susanna Cornett brings up the children’s story of The Little Red Hen in response to those of us who say war opponents ought to be permitted to bid on contracts in Iraq. That analogy occured to me as well; indeed, I invoked it back in April with respect to giving those countries a role in the decision-making for reconstruction. I do think this situation is different, though. We’re now at a crucial point in the process where we will either need to get substantial international financial support or continue to borrow money from future generations of Americans to finance Iraq’s reconstruction. A bit of compromise is in order, methinks.