The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, January 26, 2007

My war strategy? Faith and grit.

On January 11, I was bowled over by Fearless Leader's disturbing insistence, when questioned, that the half-assed surge would work "because it has to." Now that he's had two more weeks (and several hundred deaths) to put more serious thought into the war, guess what conclusion he's reached?

"He's tried [a surge] two times — it's failed twice," the California Democrat said. "I asked him at the White House, 'Mr. President, why do you think this time it's going to work?' And he said, 'Because I told them it had to.' "

Asked if the president had elaborated, she added that he simply said, " 'I told them that they had to.' That was the end of it. That's the way it is."

She also said during the interview in her spacious Capitol suite that no one else in the White House had asked her what she would do, or what the administration should do about Iraq.

Yes, he's come to the carefully considered conclusion that he's absolutely right. And Pelosi shouldn't feel bad about not being asked for her opinion-- if they actually heard a proposal from a Democrat, they'd lose a favorite talking point. But you've gotta look on the bright side: we only have two more years of contemplating how sorry we are to be able to say 'I told you so.'

As for the prezimudent, it's way past time that someone told him things don't come true because he's such a charismatic leader, but because he's lived life as an over-indulged nitwit.