Wretchard is not a man who, as did the panel on Charlie Rose last week, thinks America did the honorable thing in Vietnam and Cambodia as they described our current policies as insufficiently welcoming of Iraqi refugees. They may well be right that accepting that flow is the “right” thing, but their assurance that the humanitarian position first accepts defeat, pulls out, then accepts those who manage, somehow, to reach our shores hardly seems a humanitarian solution. Wretchard observes that patience is a practical virtue: the decade of overflights demonstrate that perseverance can work. Belmont Club gives us a context for those ads that thank us. Strangely, allusions to Germany and Japan and even South Korea show up in comments more often than do the Kurds. But they remind us why and how order does reign in parts of Irag, though it did not come easily nor quickly. Peace takes longer than war.