Wednesday, December 20, 2006

When the story matches the ad...

Came across this moment of synchronicity on the Washington Post's website this morning, and just had to capture it for posterity:

There comes a time when you have to cut your losses, admit your mistakes (or at the very least, declare victory) and leave, and we very well may be at that point right now. What is the alternative, sending more troops to become targets for the resentment and bombs of an entire nation? Hussein is gone, a democratic government was created and now they're fighting a civil war to determine either who will control it or whether they want to keep it.

Do we really believe that through force of arms we can help them make that decision? Can we? What is our mission in Iraq? How will we know when we've succeeded? What exactly is this "victory" to which Bush keeps referring? The answer to that seems to change month by month. With every turned corner, we find another corner that needs turning. Seems more like a maze with no exit than a path toward anything. And every year it seems as if there are more questions than answers.

I blame Churchill.

1 comment:

tiffany said...

I think it's obvious to most people by now that if our mission is to give Iraq democracy, we accomplished that two years ago. Thing is, they're using their democracy in a way we don't approve of, voting along sectarian lines. But it is democracy, so why are we still there?

Are we now going to fight their civil war for them? Who are we going to side with? Whomever we side with, the other side is going to hate us for generations and that'll just breed more terrorists.

It's time we stop sending our people to kill and die there for no reason.