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, June 08, 2007

How's THAT for a plan?

Paging Joseph Heller....

George W. Bush insists that his "surge" in Iraq is based on the idea that "Iraqis will not be able to make the political and economic progress they need until they have a basic measure of security."

That's all well and good, except for the fact that the man the president has chosen to be his "war czar" seems to understand things exactly the other way around.

At his confirmation hearing yesterday, Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute told Sen. Evan Bayh that, "in the absence of some kind of political and economic steps that are before the Iraqi government now, if they don't make progress on those sorts of reconciliation measures . . . we're not likely to see much difference in the security situation."