Calling something a mess is easy, calling for the courage to clean it up is difficult.

August 21st, 2006

In a blog entry today, tadalafil discount Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane ridiculed George Bush for wanting to “stay the course” in Iraq.

Mr. Kane said:

Frankly, click I’m tired of hearing him declare we won’t leave Iraq “as long as I’m president”. That’s easy for him to say since he’s outa there at the end of his term.

The rest of us have to live with this mess.

First off, how is Mr. Kane “living” with this “mess?” Is he being shot at? Is he doing without nylons or planting a Victory Garden? I humbly submit that Mr. Kane’s life hasn’t changed one bit due to the invasion of Iraq…other than give him a great deal of fodder for his weekly columns.

Secondly, this is just another criticism of current policy without a single constructive idea on how to actually deal with Iraq.

I might agree that getting into Iraq in the first place was a bad idea…that’s old news…so now what do we do?

Just waving the white flag and running for home will once again prove to the Middle East that the U.S. has no stomach for anything that distracts us from our TIVOs for more than ten minutes at a time. As we saw with Hezbollah, any victory short of complete victory is no victory in the eyes of the people in the Middle East.

If “staying the course” is not a good plan, having absolutely no plan is no better.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. grumps  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 4:50 am

    Which is, of course, what got us in this mess.

  • 2. Administrator  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 9:44 am

    I’m not sure they hold no plan, but it certainly hasn’t been a successful plan.

    I’ve always been agnostic on the Iraq war myself, but in hindsight I think it was (at this point) clearly a mistake.

    But I’m a big believer in not spending time fixing blame when you can be fixing the problem. I’d rather that we all spent our time trying to figure out what to do next rather than keep pointing our fingers at a lame duck.

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