I love my country very much but sometimes despair on its politics. The Pelosi v Bush debate on the surge is classic. W makes Wilsonian promises to get a war of choice. Pelosi skewers him on it. The inside the Beltway hardball is amusing but basically besides the point. Five years into Iraq we have no notion of what victory means. Forget the partisan food fight. What does success look like and what is it worth? We know what failure looks like - Saigon 75. Is success Iraq becoming Sweden? We have already failed and it was never possible. Is success Iraq not invading its neighbors? We suceeded years ago and can leave.
posted by scott 11:22 PM