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November 08, 2006

Too Little, Too Late

If this had happened a few months ago, I might have been more willing to vote for more Republicans.

Republican officials say Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down. Word comes a day after the Democratic gains in the election, in which Rumsfeld was a focus of much of the criticism of the Iraq war.
That this President and his administration have been so pig-headedly out-of-touch with the American public regarding the execution of the war in Iraq, and that it took a resounding defeat in yesterday's elections to show them the error of their ways, consoles me in my decision to cast my vote for Democrats at the national level.

I think introducing new ideas into old bureaucracies is a great idea. I think tossing around the concept of small, rapid forces and running starts to wars is a valuable contribution to envisioning the future of our military. I'm not against change (heck, it's my job).

However, I also happen to think that, from the outset, discounting the opinions of his generals at every turn and then refusing to stray from a course that left Iraq a possibly unsaveable mess, despite the best of intentions (remember that road paved to Hell?), was just dumb.

Posted by Andy at 12:04 PM





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