Windspike's Wednesday Wonderings...
I found this article today where OBL (who is still alive and kicking although W promised us his head dead or alive)astonishingly asks his followers for something he's not willing to do himself. Thus, I came up with a few questions as I ruminated on this comment where OBL urges all followers to:
Well, if your thinking about joining that particular caravan, you should ask your self why OBL isn't jumping on the same one. This leads me to my first questions.
- Really, if martyrdom good enough for you, why isn't Osama blowing himself up for the cause? If he really believed his own words, he should do it too, no?
- If you were suddenly appointed CEO and Chief of the Iraq Experiement - not just a subsection of some arm of the enormously profitable Halliburton - how would you build a business case for what you wanted to do to resolve the situation?
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Given the good general's testimony over the past few days, I also came up with another question for the blogosphere. I known there are people on all sides of this, but one letter to the editor asks a pointed questions:
Editor - Bottom line, a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, whatever the timeline, will end in the collapse of any modicum of civil order in that country. We have fathered an illegitimate democracy in a nation lacking the cultural and institutional foundations for self-rule. To be sure, as Gen. David Petraeus reports, the surge has had an impact. But as a Colin Powell observed before the act of conception, a preemptive strike would result in our ownership as responsible parents. So, then, the question persists: when will we cut the umbilical cord of this ill-fated democracy?
This leads me to my second question. I know it's a hypothetical, but it might be fun to mull it over amongst one another.