We must stay, because despite the likelihood of more death and destruction, the possiblity of obfuscating our failure exists only in the future.Both the Frog and I read Pat Lang's cri de coeur with the same dread, lamentation, and dyspeptic humor. One does love the smell of Lebanon in the morning. The bombs, that is, not the pines.
-My buddy La_rana, tellin' it-
In any event, I refer everyone to the quotation at the top of this post. Simply put, there is no "goal" for Iraq that hasn't been revised out of existence. The success hoped for by our governing class is precisely "the possibility of obfuscating our failure." And yes, that lies only in the future. Yes, it shall be a bloody road indeed. What a bloody mess we've made. If there were a hell, King Leopold would just now be smiling, distracted from his tortures by the gaudy spectacle of his errors being so classlessly repeated in the world above.