Thursday, March 29, 2007

Iraq: The "Fool's Errand"

Sometimes a comment to a post percolates up as better than the original post. Here's something from an anon. poster that is really challenging for those who support the Iraq conflagration in its current incarnation:
To make a mistake and not to correct it is to make another mistake. - Chinese proverb

On the link:

MS. PERINO: I think the President has been very clear that they don't want to pull out if it means losing. And the President has said that -- [Emphasis added]

Q How does losing -- losing what?

MS. PERINO: The President has made it clear that the goal is to make sure that we can stabilize Baghdad, especially, so that the politicians in Baghdad can do the work that they need to do in order to reconcile politically and get the economic engine going, so that the security situation can not only stabilize in Baghdad, but then spread throughout the country.

By larding on more stringent criteria, 'A chicken in every pot,' the Administration defines every pull-out option a loser.

We went to Iraq to eliminate Iraq's WMDs. That done, everything else is an Administration construct to save face over there not being WMDs. Bush sent the US Army on a fool's errand.

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