The Forgotten War
No, not that one. This one. If not quite "forgotten," then perhaps the "Back-Burner War" is more appropriate. Anyone besides me get the feeling that the architects, enablers, and apologists are getting a bit bored with all the "hard work" required in Iraq? Yes, it's good to see these party faithful beginning to speak out publicly (if they were dubbed "traitors" or "appeasers" today by the usual suspects, I must have missed it), but if that boredom and weariness is replaced by another excellent adventure we'll have an exponentially larger problem on our hands. Yet that seems to be the dynamic behind the exhortations from the Kristols, Krauthammers, Ledeens, etc. These days the "faster, please" bon mot reminds me of a seventeen year-old steroid-addled adolescent, at home on a Saturday night without a date, furiously pounding on a game-console handset in search of the next bad guy who never appears on the screen fast enough. Will our own Nintendo Warriors have the run of the house all night, or will the adults come home early and shut the game off?