Monday, November 27, 2006
When all is said and done, America's adventure in Iraq will be remembered for many precedents: most poorly executed, flimsiest excuse, greatest number of dollars lost, stolen or unaccounted for, etc. etc. Ultimately though, I think the war in Iraq will be remembered most for being the first war to be planned and instigated entirely by men who were demonstrably cowards. Pick a war, any war - from Kosovo to Carthage - you won't find a war council so thoroughly devoid of combat experience as the one who took us into Iraq. AWOL George, Five-Deferments Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle, even ol' blood-n-guts Donny Rumsfeld... none of them ever bore witness to so much as a single shot fired in anger.
New Rule: No President shall be allowed to declare war unless they goddam well fought in one.