Wednesday, July 27, 2005

White House Gang Disguises Failure

...how do you ask almost 2,000 men and women to die in Iraq? How do you send them to their death for a vengeful mistake?
Paraphrase of John Kerry's famous quote before the Senate subcommittee April 1971. ("...how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?")

Rather than admit President Bush’s empty tough talk does nothing but inspire further violence, the white house gang offers up a change of course as a slogan change.

At the end of the New York Times article is the paragraph that sums how wrong the white house gang has been and that the entire war effort in Iraq was unnecessary:

Douglas J. Feith, the under secretary of defense for policy, said in an interview that if the nation's efforts were limited to "protecting the homeland and attacking and disrupting terrorist networks, you're on a treadmill that is likely to get faster and faster with time." The key to "ultimately winning the war," he said, "is addressing the ideological part of the war that deals with how the terrorists recruit and indoctrinate new terrorists."

Why the hell did it take so long, so much money and oh so many lives?

3 comments:

Rags said...

The biggest flaw (and believe me, there are many) of this administration is its absolute refusal to ever admit a mistake. It's appalling.

To err is human; to ignore is Republican.

Chandira said...

LOL.. Good one Rags..

What's saddened me most is that the soldiers I've talked to, don't even seem to see what's happened to them. They're happy to serve their country and do their duty. I've spoken to quite a few. They just don't get that the wool's been pulled.. A few do, but not many. What will it take?? Is the propaganda so effective? nah.. I wonder.. what else is it, that makes people stick to false ideologies, and other people's political agendas, even if their own life is on the line??

Kerry is a good man. He still gets my vote.

Janet said...

I always went with Kerry. But then again I'm usually right.:)

BTW, do you know that when you post your link to this blog in my comments you are submitting the wrong url?