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Thursday, December 18, 2003
Sowell on Quagmires

By Steven Taylor @ 9:06 am

Says Thomas Sowell in his latest column:

With all the complaints about what has not been done yet in Iraq, we need to step back and think about the fact that less than a year has elapsed since the war began. This should be in the Guinness Book of World Records as the shortest quagmire in history.

Indeed.

And double indeed:

Like a baseball game, wars are not over till they are over. Wars don’t run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them.

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2 Comments»

  1. Actually, I don’t think this *generation* needs this explained to them. But I do think the instant-coffee microwave-oven *media* need to be constantly reminded of this fact.

    They don’t want to be in the war to begin with, and they all have flashbacks to Vietnam, because it’s the only reference point they have, and that war ended with a butt whippin’ because the media brought it home to the American people. At least, that’s what they believe.

    So they see failure and quagmire, despite evidence to the contrary.

    It’s really amazing, when you think about it. I’d like to see some polling questions that asked people how long they would estimate it would take to get Iraq back on its feet. I think the answers would surprise people.

    Comment by bryan — Thursday, December 18, 2003 @ 9:37 pm

  2. Hopefully Baghdad will take the trade for A-Rod and send us al-Duri and a terrorist to be named later.

    Comment by John Lemon — Friday, December 19, 2003 @ 12:24 am

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