End A War

 OK, maybe I’m dense…I know all of you on the right are sure of it, but…That big unanswered question…But, when exactly will the war in Iraq be over? We keep being told it will be over when we win. Who is going to decide that we have? Or haven’t? Why does everyone on the right think that anything the Democrats do is leading to defeat but anything the Decider-In-Chief does will lead to victory? Do they have any possible past history to point to that show that George W Bush actually knows what he is doing. Charles Krauthammer has this to say about ending the war.

Slowly bleeding our forces by defunding what our commanders think they need to win (the House approach) or rewording the authorization of the use of force so that lawyers decide what operations are to be launched (the Senate approach) is no way to fight a war. It is no way to end a war. It is a way to complicate the war and make it inherently unwinnable — and to shirk the political responsibility for doing so.

What he doesn’t say is what we should do to actually “win”. As if invading a sovereign country and “winning” has anything to do with the American Ideal. George Bush decided to change the way America does “Foreign Policy”. And in the wake of 9/11 he was able to shame the opposition into going along. He lied, either intentionally or not, to get the authorization he needed to go into Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the 9/11 plotters.

Now, we get to listen to the pundits tell us how everyone else should come up with a plan before they criticise the plan the President has put forth. Get real guys. You’ve all been smoking the DC spin for too long. This President is wrong, he’s been wrong all along, and if it hadn’t been for the “bi-partisan” support of America after 9/11, he would have been a one term anomaly. Un-elected, un-liked, and un-done by his own partisanship.

No matter what else needs to happen, America needs to stop this unending mistake now, not next year. We are not wanted in Iraq. We are not wanted in the region. And for a couple of ex oilmen to have started a war over oil should prove to us that the separation of powers in the constitution is the only thing that can save this country. So, the next time the Supreme Court decides to overstep their powers, somebody slap em up side the head please. This cannot be allowed to happen again.

Source: Charles Krauthammer – No Way To End A War – washingtonpost.com