Waiting for the Hammer
Posted by aogFriday, 22 November 2002 at 19:17 TrackBack Ping URL

I'm starting to agree with some other bloggers that we don't seem to be moving forward on dealing with Iraq. Colin Powell scares me as well. It will be a defeat worse than Vietnam if we back down now on Iraq, because are enemies are not the dieing Soviet Empire but a newly vibrant Caliphate. The New Caliphate is destined to collapse of its own failures eventually, but that, like the Communists, could be a long time and might well wreck civilization in the process. On the other hand, I think that taking out Saddam and conquering Iraq will punch a big enough hole in the Caliphate that it will turn the tide for us.

I'll just have to hope - Bush has trolled in these kind of waters before and pulled it out. I can only hope that he still understands that he's well past the Rubicon by now.

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oj Saturday, 23 November 2002 at 10:31

Don’t you start. Put “Wobbly watch” in a Google search and it will likely return hundreds of hits about how Bush has gone wobbly—first in Afghanistan last December, then in Palestine last spring, then in Iraq prior to his UN speech, and then the latest ones. It’s all very silly.

Annoying Old Guy Saturday, 23 November 2002 at 16:50

I understand your point, because I was part of the wobbly watch back before the war vote, midterm elections and UNSC resolution. I’m willing to abide, because while past success does not guarantee future results, it’s the way to bet.

It’s just hard to do so with the kind of news coming in from Israel and Nigeria. None of that is going to stop as long as Saddam survives (although a cage in Gitmo would probably suffice).

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