Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Khe Sanh On The Tigris

On Afghanistan, the operative question is the one I asked in this post: If someone told you in late 2001 that Afghanistan's president wouldn't be able to leave his office in 2008 without risking a Sadat-redux assassination attempt in the heart of Kabul, would you have called the mission a success or a failure? On Iraq, if someone told you in 2003 that this would be the situation five years on, what would have been your verdict?

If John McCain wants to hitch his wagon to this madness for the next six months, Democrats should give him a carriage and all the horses he needs.


Anonymous Kilfarsnar said...

If I had told everyone who would listen (and some who wouldn't) five years ago that this would surely be the outcome of the Iraq invasion, would they have believed me? Oh, that's right! I did that! Well, the answer is no.

This situation was so painfully predictable. But people I consider quite intelligent were all for it! I gotta say, it's really frustrating to be watching a train wreck in slow motion, and be telling everyone that it is a train wreck, and have them act like I'm the crazy one. Five years on, I try to explain to people how I think we got here, and what is really behind it all, and I'm still the crazy one. Again, it is obvious to anyone who cares to look.

Oh well, maybe the Internet will listen to me... ;-)

4/29/2008 10:30 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

TCR, you say, "Democrats should give him a carriage and all the horses he needs."

But isn't that what the Democrats have done, rubber stamping every war spending bill and supplemental over the last 7 years? When does it end?

I know your comment was rhetorical, but the fact remains that the adults in Congress-- if any exist-- must stand up and say "Enough."

Who will do it?

4/29/2008 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kilfarsnar, maybe you should change your handle to cassandra. I agree, this was all so predictable. Anyone who knows any-freakin-thing about Vietnam could have seen this coming from miles away. Apparently the people fighting America in Iraq learned more from Iraq than we did. That's what happens when you have a majority of people completely ignorant of their own history.

4/29/2008 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mean more from Vietnam, not Iraq.

4/29/2008 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or maybe Dien Bien Phu on the Tigris. Back to the street w/o joy, for sure.

4/29/2008 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" SLOBODAN LEKIC " Have any domestic newspapers carried this story?

4/29/2008 6:28 PM  

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