What’s up with the doomsayers and their feeble whinings over the war in Iraq? Leaving aside for the moment whether the U.S. of A. should be there or not, did anyone seriously expect the dogfaces to simple stroll into Bagdhad and be handed to keys to the city?
On the day of the invasion, I came downstairs dressed for the salt mines, a subject which I will complain at length about later, I assure you, to find my wife watching CNN. “We’re at war,” she said in a downcast tone. “It won’t be much of a war,” I replied cavalierly, envisioning a 6-8 week rumble in the desert.
Now I hear that many geniuses expected the fighting to be over by now. These are undoubtedly the same people who think voting for supporters of higher taxes and bloated social programs is a good idea. Wake up, folks. It’s just getting started. Even after we shatter Sodamn Insane’s formal army like cheap china, there will be enough cowardly skulkers hiding among the citizens of Iraq to keep the country from stabilizing for a long time after.
That’s what we have to look forward to. Should we be there? More on that later, too. But our men (and women, shamefully) are there, in harm’s way, because the people with the most information believed that was the right thing to do. Question the decision if you will, but at the end of the day, 43 made the call and anyone who says they would have done it differently is merely an armchair quarterback.