Dr. Forbush asks some good questions:
Let’s forget about the incompressible stupidity of getting involved in Iraq in the first place. Let’s forget about the Lies that were told to influence the opinion of the American people. For a few minutes lets imagine the we have 140,000 soldiers in Iraq and no one is responsible for how they got there. Let’s forget about any old mission ideas and lets look at the reality of the situation. So, what do we have?Sen. Kennedy asks another interesting question:
U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) called for the resignation of Rumsfeld during his questioning asking 'Isn't it time for you to resign?,' citing what he called 'gross errors and mistakes' in the U.S. military campaign in Iraq.Certainly, as Nedhead (who really needs to get his own blog as Ned's got a lot to add to the discourse) commented over at Moxie Grrrl:
Lies in the past do not justify lies in the present. Lack of past debate does not preclude debate on the current. Inflexibility at the onset does not forbid a change midcourse. Poor initial planning does not mean lack of planning must continue.Rummy (and the whole of the W, Rove and Co.) sure did get our country into a jam here. I think he should be left to his own devices to prove to the naysayers wrong, that this was the right thing to do, and work to get our troops home safely. Frankly, I think a solution is beyond Rummy and this administration, which is why they obfuscate as much as they do. I've said this before, as Iraq goes, so too does Rummy.