A Cautious Man
June 28, 2005
 
"Memorizing Politics
Of Ancient History"

The President addressed the nation tonight (well, he went to a hall filled with our troops, and gave a speech to them which the rest of us watched, but more on that later) trying to justify the choices which have resulted in our country's current situation in Iraq.

As he reached the conclusion of his speech, he uttered the following -
I thank those of you who have re-enlisted in an hour when your country needs you. And to those watching tonight who are considering a military career, there is no higher calling than service in our Armed Forces. We live in freedom because every generation has produced patriots willing to serve a cause greater than themselves. Those who serve today are taking their rightful place among the greatest generations that have worn our nation's uniform. When the history of this period is written, the liberation of Afghanistan and the liberation of Iraq will be remembered as great turning points in the story of freedom.
I don't know about that. My personal opinion? There's a good chance that history will remember the night the President tried to hide behind our troops, in a vain attempt to keep people from pointing out that he betrayed those same troops by having no good reason to start, no strategy to conduct, and no idea how to end, the misbegotten war in Iraq.

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