"We’re on the verge of chaos and the current plan is not working."
- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)Asked if Rumsfeld or top generals should be held responsible, Graham answered, "All of them. It’s their job to come up with a game plan to end the violence."
How about holding the President that got us into this mess responsible? The situation on the ground has gotten so bad that even he's abandoned the 'stay the course' mantra in favor of... Well, we'll find out soon enough.
The reason why nobody can come up with a viable plan for victory is that driving the car off the cliff limits your options. When George W. Bush invaded Iraq he destabilized a situation we didn't understand in a region we cannot relate to for reasons that the rest of the world cannot agree with.
So while the Iraq war costs tax payers $6,300.00 per second, we look for new ways to win in a situation where the chance for victory as defined by the Bush Administration has long since past.
Where is the politician that has the courage to stand up and say that? Why do more Americans need to die for what is a lost cause? And why does my pointing out that our civilian leaders in the Pentagon have royally fucked up get construed as me 'not supporting the troops?'
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