Tag: 2000

The Best Alternative to Bush’s Horrific, Counterproductive War

My first diary essay here.  What a cop-out I am:  I’ve nothing

worthy to say, to write.  Rather, it seems fitting and proper that

on the 5th Anniversary (beating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan “only”

took — from an American perspective — 4 – 4 1/2 years, btw) I offer what

one of my countrymen said, rather succinctly, regarding what the U.S.

policy and practice should be, when warring on another nation:

“Soldiers must understand why we’re going. The force must be strong enough so that the mission can be accomplished.  And the exit strategy needs to be well-defined. I’m concerned that we’re overdeployed around the world.  See, I think the mission has somewhat become fuzzy. Should I be fortunate enough to earn your confidence, the mission of the United States military will be [ blah, blah, blah. . . .].”

George W. Bush

October 17, 2000

I just really don’t think I have anything to add.  If I’ve violated a rule here, I hope that, being new to Docudharma, I will be forgiven by the “oldsters” here.

Mu . . .