What’s wrong with these headlines and stories that are in the NY Times today?
BUSH SAYS US CAN'T ABANDON IRAQ
OIL CLOSES ABOVE 80 A BARREL FOR THE FIRST TIME
BOMB KILLS SUNNI SHEIK WORKING WITH US
What’s wrong is that nothing is right. This was the wrong war, in the wrong place, at arguably the wrong time.
Wrong War: We invaded Iraq for its failure to turn over WMD’s it didn’t have. Wrong war.
Wrong Place: Iran is building a nuclear weapon. So is North Korea. What can the US do about it? With its army depleted because of this war we are bogged down in, absolutely nothing. Wrong place.
Wrong Time: There were ways with dealing with Al Qaeda without driving every other nation in the middle east into the arms of Al Qaeda. We squandered that chance as Bush and his cabinet virtually welcomed the 9/11 attacks as a way of giving them the excuse they needed to finish off Saddam Hussein.
Wrong War. Wrong Place. Wrong Time. And we are paying for it. Now our President wants to deplete our national treasury, to say nothing of our national resources- the most valuable of which are the young people who are dying in Iraq, for an indeterminate period of time beyond when he leaves office.
Our standing in the world community has never been lower.
Our armed forces have never been more depleted and stretched beyond capacity in the last 30 years.
And after invading one of the most prolific producers of oil, the price of oil has never been higher.
We are going to spend a trillion dollars on this fiasco.
We could have spent half of that on poverty in this country, and the other half rebuilding infrastructure, exploring sources of alternative energy, reversing global warming, fighting AIDs, and paying down the debt.
And what do we have for our money?
A complete mess.
Bush is the worst president in my lifetime.
Bush is the worst president in the last 100 years.
Bush may be the worst president we have ever had.
See You In Court. Football tomorrow and Sunday.
UPDATE: The individual suspected of shooting four Miami Dade Officers, and killing one, was killed yesterday evening in a shootout with the police. More guns. More death. A sad day in our gun laden city. If someone will email us details about the slain officer's funeral, and any support fund for his family (and we believe he was married with small children) will will post it.