Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Still the same old Joe

" “I haven’t changed. Events around me have changed.” - Joe Lieberman

Duh.

This "withdrawal" and "redeployment" talk is sometimes silly, and often insane. I was against the Iraq War, favouring focus on Bin Laden and Iran, but now that the war is on - it can't be walked away from.

The war is failing, and has been for a long time. The plan to win it has not changed. Lieberman's fatal error was to defend it, and not to support the effort but demand a change in direction. Had he called on Bush to find new blood, and called on Rumsfeld to resign, had he fought not to pretend the war was okay but rather to win the war, he'd have won - unchallenged. He failed in his duty as a Senator - when the events changed, he stayed the same.

Just my two cents.

2 Comments:

Blogger calgarygrit said...

Good catch. Politicians need to adapt to change or else...well...stuff like we saw yesterday is inevitable.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 9:53:00 AM  
Blogger SouthernOntarioan said...

good point. Although I like Lieberman I think that you have accurately addressed the reasons he lost this time around.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 6:45:00 PM  

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