"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Old Soldiers Never Die, Fade Away or Shut Up

At the NYTimes, "Retired Generals Criticize Bush's Plan for Iraq;" reports on a panel of perfumed princes speaking before the Senate.

I get quite tired of the few general officers of the thousands, that receive the media attention when they oppose the president's Iraq activities.

Sounding like the DNC or MSM, Lt. Gen Odom said:

"The American effort in Iraq has gone badly because the United States did not understand the consequences of deposing Saddam Hussein, the principal beneficiary of the war was Iran and Al Qaeda, not the United States. There is no way to win a war that is not in your interests."

Blandly says: "There is no way to win a war when you don't understand what your interests are."


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