But again, we see the audacity of the W, Rove and Co willingness to predict the future when it comes to leveraging political gain. Bear in mind that when ever it is not politically advantageous to do so, the W, Rove and Co will suggest that you are crazy for asking them to talk about hypotheticals.
Have a look at today's example:
Q The results have been more deaths. We went in supposedly to stop the war on terror -- I mean, to stop terrorism around the world, as a result which stemmed from the 9/11 issue. And everyone is saying now, look, you have more people dying than they did in 9/11, and you have more U.S. soldiers dying and the world is not as safe.This again proves that Tony's making guarantees that he can't prove. What's to say that it doesn't go the opposite way? Or even worse, the terrorists follow the US troops no matter where they retreat to?
MR. SNOW: I'm not sure the world is less safe. The world is -- I guarantee you the world is less safe if the United States withdraws and leaves a vacuum in Iraq. I guarantee it. And I guarantee everybody in this room is going to be less safe, and everybody in this country is going to be less safe. And that is the challenge the President faces, and it is worth explaining that to the American people.
You see, I think Americans believe in liberty, believe in this nation's destiny as a country that does advance the boundaries of liberty not simply because it is a good and noble thing, but because it is good for us and it is good for future generations. And the President will talk about how this advances that not only noble goal, but one that is of great interest to everybody who worried about their kids on September 11th, as you and I did, and who worries about how our families are going to be secure in the future.
So you be the judge. Are we more or less safe today than we were before we invaded Iraq? Explain.