...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?