George McGovern‘s plan to stabilize Iraq:
Step 1. Leave
Step 2. Deputize Iran (and other Arab states)
Step 3. Pay for our Mistakes (just like Iraq pays Kuwait)
I’m not sure what I think of this, but there it is. Leaving is a tossup: either the destabilized regions continue with their ethnic cleansing by scaring all the different people away, or else they move on to some full-scale religiously-directed genocide.