Wednesday, March 20, 2013

primate in the mist

Some people have more nerve than brains. Either that or they're so dumb and clueless they appear to have nerve.

One such is the former secretary of war, Rumsfeld by name, who yesterday tweeted on the subject of Iraq, and how it is now 10 years since "the hard work of liberating" the Iraqis began. 

The overwhelmingingly negative response to this tweet is awesome. Even though he was immensely popular in 2002 and 2003, and even though he may not have noticed, things have changed since then. I'm not sure he was prepared for  the tough crowd.

I'm sure Rumsfeld leads a very well protected existence. But as the song says, "On the 31st floor, a gold plated door won't keep out the Lord's burning rain." (Flying Burrito Brothers, "Sin City," 1970).

Next time I would like to see people get this indignant before we launch the war, when a few wiser heads are trying to tell the politicians it's a terrible idea, rather than afterward when it's obvious to everyone what a disaster it was.


Joe said...

I don't like when people say the war was carried out poorly. It's still approval of the invasion. The result doesn't change that going in was wrong. I thought an Arab Spring was coming even back then and wonder if they invaded knowing that the Arab Spring would remove whatever justification they thought they had for the war.

Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

Arab spring's been coming a long time.

Things are going to eventually go well for everybody over there, although integrating into the modern world will involve a lot of friction.

Muslim fundamentalism is on the outs over there. it must be driving the Pentagon nuts. What are they going to use for an enemy?