Friday, August 26, 2005

Resolve isn't enough : Repeating the Failure of Vietnam,

Before It's Too Late in Iraq: "The growing chorus of voices demanding a pullout should seriously alarm the Bush administration, because President Bush and his team are repeating the failure of Vietnam: failing to craft a realistic and effective policy and instead simply demanding that the American people show resolve. Resolve isn't enough to mend a flawed approach -- or to save the lives of our troops. If the administration won't adopt a winning strategy, then the American people will be justified in demanding that it bring our troops home."

A 'realistic and effective' policy is what this administration lacks almost by definition, because it has been driven by ideology. As with Gas prices, The time for reality check in Iraq is coming near. I doubt that this administration has what it takes to learn from its mistakes, before it is too late. My bet is that it will continue to play image over substance until the end. Which, as with Gas prices, may turn out to be a good thing, as people begin to realize how foolish it is to elect leaders based on image and ideology and nothing more.

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