Via Little Green Footballs is some advice from Seattle Times columnist William Pfaff. It’s basically to do what De Gaulle did when he took power in France in 1958 and negotiated Algerian independence.
I found that advice extremely odd - the argument in France was whether to keep Algeria as a colony. De Gaulle’s primary insight was that Algerian would fight viciously for independence and France didn’t have the will to completely crush the rebellion. I can’t see how that would apply to Iraq, because
This is just another example of the idea of a true American Empire with imperial conquests taking root in the Left. They don’t dare state it explicitly, because it’s laughable, but instead use it as a backdrop so as to get some mileage from it without having to defend the concept. But absent that backdrop, this advice simply makes no sense. But perhaps that’s not a good criteria on which to judge Pfaff.