Sunday, June 22, 2008

The 100 Years War


Frank Rich in the NY Times, commenting on John McCain's record of support for the invasion of Iraq, and his record of foolish optimistic assessments from 2003 forward:

To finesse this embarrassing record, Mr. McCain asks us to believe that the only judgment that matters is who was “right” about the surge, not who was right about our reckless plunge into war.

That’s like saying he deserves credit for tossing life preservers to the survivors after encouraging the captain of the Titanic to plow full speed ahead into the iceberg.
And, on the "success" of the surge:

If “we are winning” and the surge is a “success,” then what is the rationale for keeping American forces bogged down there while the Taliban regroups ominously in Afghanistan?

Why, if this is victory, does Mr. McCain keep threatening that “chaos and genocide” will follow our departure?

And why should we take the word of a prophet who failed to anticipate the chaos and ethnic cleansing that would greet our occupation?
Good questions, no?

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