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Looking across the aisle for escape

March 7, 2008

Do you suppose the Republicans want the Democrats to get us out of Iraq?  After all a Democrat got us stuck in the last quagmire and a Republican got us out.  Not in a timely fashion, admittedly, but that’s how quagmires are.

It would be a considerable win for them, disentangling the country from their mistake and at the same time letting Sean Hannity blame the Democrats for “defeat”.  Because we surely would have won if we’d just kept our hand in that blender a little longer. 

(Right – as if we’re going to bring ‘peace’ to a part of the world where people have been nursing grudges since the 13th century…)

I’d feel better about John McCain if I could just hear him admit; “It was a mistake to invade Iraq.”

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  1. james old guy
    March 7, 2008 at 19:00 | #1

    History will tell us if it was a mistake. Believe it or not I was not in favor of the invasion but after talking to some troops who have walked the ground it was the right thing to do. Sadly the political side did not listen to the military about the after invasion and win problems.

  2. March 8, 2008 at 21:16 | #2

    6th or 7th, but who’s counting? Then there were the grudges against the Romans, and the Hittites, and Joshua for all his blazing glory …

    I could understand if it were the French Riviera … but this started long before anyone knew about that nasty brown stuff under the sand.

  3. March 9, 2008 at 10:48 | #3

    James: why do you or the troops you have talked to think it was the right thing?

  4. Ted
    March 10, 2008 at 18:10 | #4

    Heh. It’s up to $12B per month supposedly.

    Recession? I have no earthly idea where that comes from. Certainly this war has nothing to do with it.

    …why do you or the troops you have talked to think it was the right thing?

    Webs05, the important thing is that some in the military thinks it’s the right course of action. Our job is just to pay for it no matter what it costs; it’s not necessary for us to agree with the geopolitical giants in the military or understand the reasons—as complicated as they might be to us non-trailer park people.

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