05 July 2007

The Day After

Well thanx to the world, news media has stories from yesterday on a loop so they can take a nap. I got nothing today, but I did find this story about a Bush speech on the 4th.

"More than two decades [sic] later," the president said, "it is hard to imagine the Revolutionary War coming out any other way. But at the time, America's victory was far from certain. In other words, when we celebrated the first 4th of July celebration, our struggle for independence was far from certain."

The allusion clearly was to the uncertainty that shrouds the war in Iraq. But also to the prospect of eventual victory there, as well. Recently, President Bush had stopped using the words "win" or "victory" when talking about Iraq. But he once again called for triumph in his West Virginia speech.

However difficult the fight is in Iraq, we must win it," Mr. Bush said. "We must succeed for our own sake. For the security of our citizens, we must support our troops, we must support the Iraqi government, and we must defeat al-Qaida in Iraq," the president said to a round of applause.

I love the fact that a draft dodger, legal dodger, went into the National Guard to avoid Vietnam and now he wants to tell me all about what needs to be done in Iraq. Since it is his idea I say let us take up a collection and send him to Iraq and put his wonderful plan into operation.


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