Tuesday, July 01, 2008

John McCain is an hero

So ret. General Wesley Clark says, "I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down [like John McCain in 'Nam] is a qualification to become president" and the media gets its panties in a twist like a catholic school girl. John McCain, like Robert Mugabe, is An Hero. So it doesn't matter what someone like Wesley Clark, someone who managed to win a war, has to say about people like McCain, someone who wants to stay in Iraq for the next 100 years.
Update: Wesley Clark isn't backing down. Good for him!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks the multi-century oppressive society can be reformed in less than one generation is dreaming.

Anyone who thinks withdrawing immediately isn't going to be seen by the insurgents as a victory and embolden them to attempt another attack on US soil is immensely optimistic.

You can curse Bush till the cows come home, but its too late to not get involved in Iraq in the first place. Staying until the job is done even though it will be an uncomfortably long duration is the only way anything good can come of it.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Good? How? How can toppling an oppressive regime only to start a civil war and step in and create another oppressive regime be called good? The point of the matter is that we over-stepped our bounds to begin with when we entered Iraq. We involved ourselves in a conflict that we had no real understanding of and has been going on for generations and the majority of the American public who supported this phase of the "War on Terror" foolishly expected it would end before Bush's second term. The truth of the matter is, this isn't a two-sided war, and no matter what we do, there will be a dispute over there until they find a way to settle it themselves. To think that our involvement will in any way change that fact is entirely ego-centric, and that's why we're hated. An extended involvement in Iraq won't solve any more than an immediate withdrawal, but at least withdrawal means that many more men won't have to die in vain.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Anonymous #1, that was the exact rational for escalation in Viet-Nam. That didn't end well. "You broke it; you fix it" is only valid if what you broke can be fixed.

And agreed with 2nd Anonymous.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Woodrow said...

Somehow, we can't fix it... right now. But we will fix it someday.

11:47 AM  

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