Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The exhausted chesnut

President Bush, earlier today:

"When we begin to draw down troops from Iraq, it will be from a position of strength and success, not from a position of fear and failure. To do otherwise would embolden our enemies and make it more likely that they would attack us at home.”

How many times do you think we'll hear this "we must stay in Iraq forever, lest we embolden an attack at home" in the next six weeks? I put the over/under at 50. Seriously, this is what it comes down to: perpetual war in Iraq, motivated by fear of (potential) attack at home. What a crock. Iraq is not playground to fight against bad guys. Real people, namely, the Iraqis, live there. We cannot fight an endless war based on "emboldening" our enemies, because -- news flash -- our enemies are already emboldened. Our army is tired, and our coffers are empty.


Blogger John said...

I just love to hear Bush say "embolden"...

reminds me of "a noble spirit embiggens the smallest man"

1:19 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

I know! I think the same thing every time. Basically, I think in Simpsons quotes.

4:33 PM  
Blogger John said...

Well, at least it's entertaining to think of life as a series of Seinfield and Simpson's quotes. It could be much worse.

10:58 AM  

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