Wednesday, December 06, 2006


When I take the time to watch Governmental news conferences or briefings, it's always remarkable to me how these folks can take a simple set of sentences and do wondrous things with them.

They can reiterate the same idea 20 different ways.

They can take both sides of an argument and, by the time they're done, leave you clueless as to what side they actually stand for.

They can tell you exactly what is to be done, and then spend an hour telling you the ways that we can get around actually doing them.

Today I watched the release of the Iraq Study Group's report on the war in Iraq. They've been speaking for better than 20 minutes. After they laid out seemingly every point of their Iraq reorganization plan, they took questions from the press and basically said how none of this plan is legislation, so it's not going to go into law.

I think, just once, it would be great if these guys got up and told it like it is. Like maybe this:

" 'Staying the course' is not a good idea. The war may have started with good intentions, but it's out of control. Time to admit that maybe the best-laid plans aren't cutting it. Let's digest this study, implement the suggestions, and get it done."

That didn't take too long.


  1. Amen. The war has been so politicized they really just need to let the military do its job without Washington micro-managing every step.

  2. So, darnit.. where were you? You could of handled that in 5 secons flat! :)


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