Wednesday, May 12, 2004

In the Dali landscape we now inhabit vis a vis Iraq, the right wing version of reality is that we still have a chance to "win" if mealy-mouthed liberals would stop wringing their hands over a few relatively mild abuses. They defend mistake upon arrogance after stupidity the same way Col. Korn did in Catch-22: "You're either for us or against your country." Example: Last Friday's Post-Dispatch reported Kit Bond as saying that the calls for Rumsfeld to resign could weaken our position in Iraq by "undermining the authority of the Department of Defense." Cheney's attitude is: "Don Rumsfeld is the best secretary of defense the United States has ever had. People ought to get off his case and let him do his job." Apparently, these two men haven't noticed that "the best secretary of defense we've ever had" has so botched Iraq that, in the words of Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Odom: "We have already failed. Staying in longer makes us fail worse." And Odom said that even before the torture scandal broke.

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