I know, it's a crazy title, and an even crazier game, but you'd be amazed at how many people are playing this game, especially since Nov 2!
Carolyn Jolly, 50, a civilian employee of the Army in Fort Lee, Va., said the attack did not change her opinion that American forces should be in Iraq. But she is equally firm in her belief that they should get out as soon as possible. And she is worried.Hmmm, when did you figure out they the may not have known "the whole picture?"
"I think we should stay through the elections," Ms. Jolly said. "I support the president's plan up to there. But if we're going to focus on Iraq without support of other nations, I see the violence increasing. I can't see a democratic Iraq. So what are we doing there?"
And while some said the attack reinforced their belief that the Bush administration had failed in its goals, others found it hard to place blame.
Stan Joynes, a real estate lawyer and developer in Richmond, Va., said the administration was not upfront about what would be required in Iraq. But maybe, he added, the administration did not know either.
"We know now we weren't getting the whole picture," he said. "I don't think they knew the whole picture."
Americans believe "finishing the job" is the only option, according to this article, but what doest that entail? I read the comments by these people ask myself, "Who are these people, and now dumb are they?"
I once thought "finishing the job" was the only option too, but that's way before I realized there's no real job that's going to be finished.
At the heart of a conservative is a little voice telling each one of them the same thing about every person who is not like them, and it's saying, "Well, we did what we could for those people, now fend for yourselves..." There's no chance Iraq is ever going to be a democracy. I really wonder whether in 4 years Bush will still be saying this over and over, that democracy will exist in Iraq. Will he then hand it off to someone else who's going to say the same crap? Or, will we have turned the corner before then and have a Bush who says, "At some point these people need to take the reigns..."?
It's impossible to finish a job that has no chance of being finished. This isn't a construction site, folks, this is reality! This is history! This is a disaster, and when we refer to it as "a job" we simplify the reality of the situation. It's not a job that's eve being finished.
Do Americans support endless financial support of Iraq and the military to see this thing through? Be serious.
Conservatives have failed in this War on Terror, and Iraq is the baby that will never sleep, and never mature. Over the next few years you will hear every excuse in the book about what went wrong. Conservatives will blame Iraqis, saying they had a chance at freedom. But they will never look in the mirror and blame themselves for attempting to foist their ideals/set of governance on a place that wasn't ready for such a thing.
Of course, if Iraq breaks up into different countries they will say, "Well, it was an unnatural alliance that the British created, so this was meant to be...," again, never looking in the mirror.
It becomes more obvious every day this is a disaster that will never hold. Excuses will be made over and over and over. The personal responsibility people will never bare any, that's for damn sure.
Now I support leaving Iraq after January 30th because like John Kerry said, "How do you ask the last man to die for a mistake?" You don't. You move on. You realize your blunder, and you move on.
Republicans believe in fighting these wars to make change, and Democrats have believed more in economics to enact change. Both have their flaws, but to think that changing Iraq and the Middle East was going to work through war will prove to be so wrong. SO WRONG.
Vietnam made Americans and their leaders wary of using the military. Success stories years later, and a burning desire by these hawks to reestablish military might has led them into a bottomless pit. In the long run they will have set us back again because of this failure, but unlike Vietnam, they will never admit to any sort of mistake, but rather, they will blame the people whose country we invaded.
Fighting is not the only option. Reassessing our policy is the option.
Digressing, so many people wonder how the Democrats are going to rise up again after this electoral loss. The answer: Just let these jackasses work their magic, and things will work themselves out, rather unfortunately.