Junior’s Most Deadly Folly
So Rummy is outta here. Good! Too damned bad it took so many deaths before bush admitted to himself that this Iraq invasion/war isn’t working out the way they told him it would. Seems it took a mid-term election and I’m guessing a little advice from his dad before he made this move. I don’t think it’s just a wild coincidence that he chose someone to replace rummy who is tight with his dad and has a long history with him.
What this looks like to me is that daddy has had to once again call on his friends to bail his lunatic son out of another mess. This time it’s not about oil or a baseball team. This time it’s about the “decider’s” insane decision to invade a county that was not a threat to the United States. This time it’s not about getting rid of oil rigs or baseball players. This time it’s a sea of blood that needs to be mopped up. This time junior’s folly killed hundreds of thousands of people and it’s gone on far too long.
Will a new face behind the desk make any difference in what is happening in Iraq? I don’t see how if the new face follows the same old play book.
Yes, we are all glad Rumsfeld is out. He was a pompous ass. The Generals almost all said so as soon as they were able. So, if we have a new Secretary of Defense, how is the future going to differ from the present? Unless the policy changes there will be no difference.
I know we are supposed to focus on the present and the future. I know we aren’t supposed to “look back”, but damn it, that’s where the dead bodies are.
It must have been quite disarming to hear the president say just last week that you were doing a terrific job and were going to be with him for the next two years and then only a few days later being told to resign.
According to what Paul Begala said yesterday on CNN, had bush asked Lieberman to take the position of Secretary of Defense and had he accepted, the governor of Connecticut could have appointed a Republican to take Lieberman’s vacated Senate seat. If for some reason the senate does not confirm Gates, I suppose this could yet happen.