Thursday, July 27, 2006

Three and a Half Years

Remember this number. Three and a half years. 3 and 1/2 years. That's how long it took Roosevelt to utterly defeat Japan and Germany and fundamentally alter the entire world for generations to come. I bring this up as a comparison to Bush's war in Iraq. It is almost three and a half years now since he invaded Iraq. Now, as this Washington Post article shows, Bush's Middle East is in tatters and in flames. Bush's supporters like to paint his war in the same vein as WWII. Fine. No problem. Let's compare the two. How long did it take for Roosevelt to complete his wars? Three and a half years. How about Bush? We don't know how much longer it will take. We do know he has said that he would let the decisions of Iraq be handled by "future generations" and "future presidents." i.e. he's going to remain at the status quo in Iraq and let someone else clean up his mess.


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