Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What If?

What if you won your political party's presidential nomination largely because you were the most "anti-war" candidate and then, by the time the general election campaign came around, you were suddenly the guy who was against a war that we'd already won? What to do, what to do?

What if you were commander-in-chief and had won victories in two major campaigns in a long war, been vindicated in all respects, and were six months away from leaving office with conditions remarkably better than they were on September 12, 2001. Would you talk about it... at all... ever? Would you count on the media to tell the story correctly and in full? Would you leave it to history?
What if we fling a few darts this morning and see who screams?

*- by "we" I mean the US and coalition forces. I'm fully aware that part of the country is made uncomfortable by American exceptionalism. They can pound sand.