Sunday, August 21, 2005

Question: When Is It Okay Not to Support the Mission?

Answer: When a Democrat is in the White House.

Kos has collected quotes about the war in Bosnia from leading Republicans. Here is a particularly delicious one from Tom DeLay:

"I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our over-extended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today."

I guess all it takes for the most rabidly right-wing Republican to sound like Dennis Kucinich or John Conyers is the party affiliation of the man in the White House. And here is the kicker, noted by Kos: The U.S. won the war in Bosnia without a single American killed in action.

Via AlterNet's BlogPeek.

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