"Doing the right thing" is a thing of the past, it seems. "Doing the politically expedient thing" is the current trend. The American public may have articulated frustration with the course of events in Iraq, but this feeling is derived more from a frustration at being defeated than from any moral outrage over getting involved in a war that didn't need to be fought in the first place. Congress takes its cues from the American people, and until the American people are as outraged over the mere fact we are in Iraq as they are over the rising costs of the conflict--human, moral and financial--then Congress will continue to dither.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
This is where Americans in general - not simply the president, his advisers, and other politicians - are to blame for the bloody mess in Iraq. It apparently takes Scott Ritter to say it in a more public forum than this blog and many others: