Tuesday, April 24, 2007

tragic

A very sad day with the death of 9 US soldiers. It's always a sad day, but this gives it a different feel.

Life is infinite. The tragic loss of life is infinite. This is why I don't like arguments about body counts--like 30-40,000/day of hunger and disease. That's infinitely infinite.

Just for the record, Sen. Reid's statements that war was lost was A)bad politics but more importantly B)wrong.

Just not the way the conservatives who are attacking him think. The war was not lost. The peace was. Read Ali Allawi's book, from an Iraqi insider where he says exactly this. The subtitle of his book (The Occupation of Iraq) is Winning the War, Losing the Peace.

Thinking it is a war that is still to be decided only gets more Americans, Brits, and Iraqis killed.

2 Comments:

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Daniel O'Connor said...

"Thinking it is a war that is still to be decided only gets more Americans, Brits, and Iraqis killed."

The power of framing... before evaluating performance and making new decisions.

Republicans are so adept at framing the political debates on so many issues in such a way that they pull votes away from the Democrats. But on something so very important as their own war(s), they appear to have lost their way.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger CJ Smith said...

D,

I couldn't agree more. Peace bro.

 

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