Rather than being a case of vindication it is more relief that we are not insane. Some may want to jump up and down with a loud ‘I told you so’ but it is more than that. The relief comes from the crack in the veneer that blocked the light of fact.
There has never been any doubt in the mind of many that
It is the ramifications of not succeeding, of not quitting too soon or let’s try this hopefully improved tactic. It is not that we want this to go on endlessly throwing our military at the enemy as if they are so many chips in the pot.
We have learned through the historical lessons of our military that its success is in its ability to adapt and improve based upon what it is faced with; because of our nations past, even in the face of failures, that we can complete and do what we set out to do.
Not blind optimism, rose tinted glasses or blind faith, but an understanding that if what we are up against involves a long struggle then we cannot expect an over night success or even success in half a decade.
The veneer the light seeps through is an OpEd in of all places The NY Times; a media when faced with the reality that certain successes cannot be ignored; a new tactic being followed through on by a president continuously harangued with criticism of his policies, his hard-headedness and refusal to change course. The veneer cracked shows more that those appearing to have nothing but “criticism of the Bush administration's policies designed more to hurt Bush than to win the war.”
As Debra Saunders wrote of an article in the Times that Janet Elder wrote based upon the papers poll “found that the number of Americans who think it was right for the United States to go to war in Iraq rose from 35 percent in May to percent 42 percent in mid-Jul” which lead to another poll:
“the increased support for the decision to go to war was "counterintuitive" and because it "could not be easily explained, the paper went back and did another poll on the very same subject."’
Regarding the articles title “Same Question, Different Answer. Hmmm,” Saunders suggests, “America's Paper of Record Out of Touch With American Public."
Now that makes me smile, but only just; it is this very fact that should cause so much concern. The media is the trough that we feed from. It is not our ally or friend, it is a business and a business that influences the views of so many. It would not be so out of touch if it actually did its job, rather than play its own version of power politics.
It has taken pushing, shoving, posting and screaming to allow this one glimmer of reality through and it shouldn’t have. Rather than catch on and look into the various aspects of what is going on in an effort to report more accurately and with less bias (which they don’t recognize), they will likely regroup and push back harder.
They will push back harder because they don’t want to lose. Much like the Democrats in office, it is not so much about “the war” it is about power. There is a bit of a tizzy going on these days, which is best brought forth by Spree at Wake up America, “Democrats in the house starting to panic;” where she finds the time or energy I have no clue, but the wheel once invented doesn’t really need to be re-invented so pop over while I go back to sleep.
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