Monday, November 27, 2006

Congressional Leaders Press Bush on Iraq

As U.S. Involvement in Iraq Surpasses the Length of World War II:

"We have misunderstood, misread, misplanned and mismanaged our honorable intentions in Iraq with an arrogant self-delusion reminiscent of Vietnam," said Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska), a combat veteran of that war. "Honorable intentions are not policies and plans."

You GO Chucky-girl!
(Though I disagree that Bush's intentions were ever honorable, in any sense of the word.)

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3 comments:

Tim Tyler said...

Vis-a-vis Sen. Hagel's OpEd piece in the Washington Post:

I find it bordering on the sublimely ridiculous that Sen. Hagel, or any other elected politician, or political operative, has the gall to imply anything but U.S. responsibility for a situation entirely of our manufacture.

“Iraq is not a prize to be won or lost.

Excuse me?

Iraq was nothing BUT a prize to be won, until it became clear we had no idea what to with it once we had it!

“It is part of the ongoing global struggle against instability, brutality, intolerance, extremism and terrorism.”

What?

Iraq became a CENTER of instability, brutality, intolerance, extremism and terrorism, since shortly AFTER our escapade began.

“There will be no military victory or military solution for Iraq. Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger made this point last weekend.”

Oh, my.

Dr. Kissinger, he of the “secret plans,” says no military solution or victory is possible in Iraq? Where was he four years ago, playing RISK® with James Schlesinger?

In regard to the author’s slip of the pen, I’m not surprised.

It seems our intentions – honorable or not – were never written down anywhere in the first place, or perhaps they were deleted before anyone with a sense of history could read them.

Solecism notwithstanding, there have been far more than the four “mis-es” mentioned in the article.

It left out

• mistaken use of intelligence
• misappropriation of funds
• miscalculation of cause and effect
• misled American public
• misbegotten premise
• misguided religious sanctimony
• miscarriage of justice
• misinformed decision making
• misanthropic outlook
• missed opportunities

Okay, so I threw the last one in.

I sure hope you don’t misread MY intentions.

For more information about my intentions, please come see me at

http://www.statecraftinformer.com

Peter said...

Tyler: You rock.

Tim Tyler said...

Thanks, Peter.

I have been known to roll as well.

Please feel free to visit me at www.statecraftinformer.com

We're always open ;-)