Supporting the Surge
Yesterday, in the NRO, Rich Lowry asked:
“…but wouldn’t the honorable thing be for the Democrats as a party basically to say, “This administration has made tragic mistake after tragic mistake in Iraq. We oppose this surge. We don’t think it will work. But we really, really hope it does work. We will give it a year and anything we can do at the margins to help make it work, we will.”
I can’t speak for Democrats but I would imagine this is a rhetorical question. Even Lowry must know the answer to this one. Say that the Democrats go along with GW plan. Say within 6 months, the evidence is sitting there, plain as day, that the plan has failed miserably. Based on past history, isn’t it logical to assume it would take Lowry two additional years to stop writing that all is well and realize there’s a problem? And how much longer would it take GW?
As GW himself said, “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” Or something like that.
Update – Removed a comma and corrected spelling error in first sentence. I gotta learn to run spell check…