Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Fragile and Reversible

Eve Fairbanks, writing today in The New Republic blog, The Plank:

I had a favorite Petraeus line from the hearing, which contained no mention of “fragile” or “reversible,” but, I think, best revealed his real state of mind.

“It is very easy to dislike where we are and be frustrated by it,” he told a red-faced George Voinovich, “but we are where we are.”

We are where we are, it is what it is: Call it the joyless Panglossianism of Iraq, in which we dislike the state of things (yet) simultaneously believe it represents the best of all possible worlds.


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