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"How long are we going to be there? What is it going to cost? Who is going to be with us? What is the long-term strategy? How many troops do we need? What are we going to do with Israel and Palestine?" asked Ivo Daalder, a National Security Council official during the Bill Clinton administration. "Frankly, this administration has been completely and totally silent on this issue. And we cannot accept as a nation the notion that we go to war without any of these questions debated, let alone asked or answered by the administration."
Jonathan Chait