Thursday, August 16, 2007

George Orwell would be proud

More than two years ago, Dick Cheney told America that the insurgency in Iraq was in its "last throes."

The gullible among us drank that Kool-Aid and stood behind the Bush administration's war policy, only to see it sink us deeper into a quagmire.

Accordingly, most folks aren't buying such rosy scenarios anymore, but the hawks are still out there peddling them.

This guy, for example, has an Orwellian pitch. He wants us to believe that signs of setback actually are signs of progress. Losing should be seen as winning. Down is up. Bad is good. The worst bloodbath of the war is proof that the bad guys are on their way out.

Sure it is.


MR. BASEBALL said...

Kind of reminds one of a certain war we fought in southeast Asia. Remember being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel about eight years before we finally gave up and pulled out?

The Rascal said...

I remember it well. I also remember the simplistic suggestion from barstool generals that we should just bomb all of Southeast Asia and "let God sort 'em out." The American public, amazingly, is far more sophisticated about U.S. military adventurism these days.