Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bush Defines Success in Iraq and Afghanistan

His first item, or maybe the second, was that Iraq and Afghanistan have no "safe havens" for al-Qaeda.  Like the idiocy that got us into this war (Iraq has to prove it has no "weapons of mass destruction" (!never! abbreviated by the President)), this is a claim which can never be substantiated.  I'm not saying there is no negative assertion that can't be proved.  "There is no black hole in the center of the Earth" is something that can be proved (a black hole would imply a lot of gravity, which could be measured.  I'm saying this stupid criteria for success can never, ever be proved. 

So, by choosing dumb criteria for success, President Bush has guaranteed failure!  Of course, he'd done a lot to insure failure before now.

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