Wednesday, September 22, 2004

This Flip-Flop Thing Has a Catchy Beat, and You Can Dance To It

Yesterday, the usually predictable proprietor of Semi-Daily Journal titled a post STUPIDITY IS NOT A PLAN

Which was for Donald Rumsfeld's:

"At some point the Iraqis will get tired of getting killed and we’ll have enough of the Iraqi security forces that they can take over responsibility for governing that country and we’ll be able to pare down the coalition security forces in the country."

Now, we seem to have had a change of heart:

But what if there is no such "more subtle and effective form of counter-insurgency strategy"? What if McCain and others convince themselves that there is no way to convince Sunni fundamentalists to turn to civil politics? Then what? McCain would say that the "then what" is to make sure everybody knows that *if* your city shelters the likes of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, then there is a good chance that your relatives will die and your neighborhoods turned into rubble when the Marines come through to get Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi and company.

The people of Fallujah have, I believe, a much larger stake in figuring out how to get Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi and company out of Fallujah than the U.S. Marines do.

Is the Professor bidding to become a daytime tv sex symbol himself?

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