Thursday, October 12, 2006
William S. Lind nails it.
A Marine friend just back from Ramadi said to me, "It didn't get any better while I was there, and it's not going to get better." Virtually everyone in Washington, except the people in the White House, knows that is true for all of Iraq.This is really sick territory we are going into here. Sacrificing thousands lives so that the inevitable retreat from Iraq happens under the next President? Thats just unforgivable.
Actually, I think the White House knows it too. Why then does it insist on "staying the course" at a casualty rate of more than one thousand Americans per month? The answer is breathtaking in its cynicism: so the retreat from Iraq happens on the next president's watch. That is why we still fight.
Yep, it's now all about George. Anyone who thinks that is too low, too mean, too despicable even for this bunch does not understand the meaning of the adjective "Rovian." Would they let thousands more young Americans get killed or wounded just so George W. does not have to face the consequences of his own folly? In a heartbeat.
The rest of the article doesn't pull punches on the Democrats either. My hope is that we at least have the chance to see if Mr. Lind's prediction that Dems will prove as horrible in congressional leadership as the Repugs is actually true or not.
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