President Ford had enough sense to eventually realize the effort was futile
, but such will not be the case with this sitting president:
President George W. Bush vowed on Saturday that the United States "will not run" from Iraq as it did from Vietnam, as he welcomed voting on a new Iraqi constitution and called it step forward for democracy.
Does Dubya acknowledge - even in his own mind - that today's purple finger parade, is just that, another scripted photo-op? Or is he too drunk on his own freedom's-on-the-march brand of kool-aid to know the difference? And will he ever realize to be "resolute", is just not the same as actual resolution? He is like a gambler risking it all, and losing... Except our brothers, fathers, children, and uncounted Iraqi civilians are paying the price. And what is the noble cause? To this day, we still do not know. Regardless of today's "milestone", the time is now. We have nothing to gain, and too much to lose. Bring the troops home.