Good News For John McCain!
"We tried to tell y'all." – Ancient African-American proverb
If Americans learn anything —doubtful premise, but bear with me!— from 20-years of the Middle East Forever Wars it is that we always end up regretting our empire aspirations. There is no way to gracefully exit a war that one has neither won NOR lost; this was the Terri Schivo of military adventures. No amount of additional Friedman Units would have made it better, and might have made it worse.
As Republicans scrub all mention of Hair Füror’s negotiated peace deal (oddly not nominated for a Nobel Prize) off of their web pages, Democrats and members of the media should NOT be suckers for those who supported withdrawal until they could now pretend to oppose it for political gain:
and more recently:
Former president Donald Trump Sunday called on President Biden to “resign in disgrace” over his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal and other issues. “It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” the former president wrote in a statement.
Our Failed Political Press ™ continues to lay blame at the feet of the current administration, when in fact the assorted WaPos and NYTimes own so much of the original responsibility themselves.
Oddly no NYTimes article in the recent days dares mention Judith Miller or any of the other cheerleading that they did in the early days. They cannot: they would then have to admit that for at least 20 years everyone was wrong about the Right except for us filthy, dirty, hippies, and that just ain’t gonna happen. Don’t expect to ever see Kos again on the Sunday Talkies —he did once, asked a pointed question, and that whole episode of giving credibility to bloggers was over— even to give his own bookend of we tried to warn you.
Today we filthy dirty hippies find ourselves alone, again, and no one is listening to our righteous indignation. Our I-Told-You-So cries for 20 years still fall on deaf ears, and meanwhile one terrible painter is smiling, wherever he is, glad to be forgotten: