January 9, 2007
"Plus ça change...plus c’est la même chose". --John-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
Senator Kennedy quotes a government official:
"It became clear that if we were prepared to stay the course, we can help lay the cornerstone for a diverse and independent region. If we faltered, the forces of chaos which smell victory, and decades of strife and aggression would stretch endlesslessly before us. The choice was clear: we would stay the course and we shall stay the course."And
"The big problem is to get territory and to keep it. You could get it today, and it'll be gone next week. That is the problem. You have to have enough people to clear it, enough people to preserve what you have done."To find out who said this, watch the video.
Never mind that the people have spoken last November and told Bush in unequivocal terms that they disapprove of his war. Never mind that the nation overwhelmingly opposes a troop surge (read: escalation). Bush's choice is obvious: his Vietnamization of Iraq continues and will continue for as long as he is President, because Bush equates winning with staying.
He will therefore stay until the end to escape responsibility for the mess he has created, and kick this can of worms that is Iraq down to the next Administration who will have to deal with cleaning it up.
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