What short memories we have
Reuters, via Political Wire quotes Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) regarding the current situation in Iraq:
We are seen as occupiers, we are targets. We have got to get out. I don't think we can sustain our current policy, nor do I think we should.Here's the problem. Why does no one seem to remember Bin Laden's response to the US withdrawl from Mogadishu? He called the US a "paper tiger," that cuts and runs when faced with any serious pressure.
Do we really want to suffer the consequences of strengthening that lesson for him? Do we really want to see what happens when all of his posturing about how we don't have the stomach to win in Iraq is proven right?
Maybe he is right. Maybe the US is weak. And if so, it's because of wimpy leaders like Chuck Hagel who, instead of doing what's right, prefer to do what's easy and what's popular.
Makes me sick.