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August 15, 2006

Somewhere LBJ Is Groaning, Or Laughing, Or Something...

You all remember the story about LBJ, after he saw Walter Cronkite declare the Vietnam War "unwinnable." He switched off the tv and said, famously:

If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America.
Well, I wonder what an appropriate George W. Bush quote might be, after reading Michael Yon, or Rich Lowry?

Is this a sign that some kind of critical mass has been reached?

Well, at least he's still got Annika.

Update: I think it's important to note that neither Michael, nor Rich have given up on Iraq. I am concerned, though, that Michael Yon has not been able to return to the war zone as he has requested. When Rich Lowry starts to get worried, it's even more important that we have the benefit of Yon's reportage, with his uniquely objective voice. Otherwise the real story will continue to be held captive by a biased or disinterested mainstream media.

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Lowry understands that this war and all the events in the ME must be looked at as a larger war against Islamo-Nazism - regardless whether it is of a Shite or Sunni variety. It is a world war that we must win. It will require changing hearts and minds but also killing a lot of people because our enemy is not sane. Lowry also understands that Iran is the key player. The Bush administration has not handled Iran well in my opinion. In fact, Iran just kicked its butt in the Israel pullout fiasco. It is also a huge factor in Iraq where we know they are arming the militants. Part of me thinks that the Bushies are beginning to give into the endless assault of lies from the MSM and the world-wide Left. (And to a lesser extent the very far, black-helicopter-fearing Right.)

Posted by: Blu on Aug. 16, 2006

There are really two big culprits here, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. As long as the Saudi's continue to fund the radical Wahabist cult and its terror schools all around the world we can have no peace.

Posted by: kyle8 on Aug. 16, 2006

When we kick our addiction to oil, we can create a world that will respond to our ideas, as there will be no funding for the crazies; until them we either need to diplomatically change regimes in the other oil rich countries (i.e. Iran, Saudi Arabia and others not as important, but still contributors), or go in and kick their asses as well.

This is a fifty year war if I ever saw one. Glad I don't have to live to see the end of it, either way.

Posted by: shelly on Aug. 17, 2006