Carol Platt Liebau: Finger on the Problem

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Finger on the Problem

Mark Steyn describes his visit with the President, and he has it right, as always:

The President had begun his remarks by saying that "we need to be on the offence all the time." And, for those of us who agree, that's part of the problem. "You say you need to be on the offence all the time and stay on the offence," I began. "Isn't the problem that the American people were solidly behind this when you went in and you toppled the Taliban, when you go in and you topple Saddam. But when it just seems to be a kind of thankless semi-colonial policing defensive operation with no end . . . I mean, where is the offence in this? Instead of talking to Syria, can't Syria get some payback for sending all these guys over the border to subvert Iraq? Shouldn't Syria be getting subverted in return?"

3 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

I love Mark Steyn! This is the kind of right thinking we need. This is the kind of thinking a majority of Americans can support. It's also the kind of thinking that, when backed with action, creates victory. And by victory I mean destroying the enemy's will to resist, not a hollow political proclamation of victory.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

The people were lied to. They were told Saddam was responsible for 9-11 and there was no intell suggesting this.

I think we can say, as of Nov 7th, '06, the lies failed.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

No eddy-boy. Bush NEVER said Sadam was responsible. But the lie that he did was told often enough by those like yourself and together with the plethora of other lies about the administration, enough were fooled. The lies, the real lies were told by the left. They succeeded. Congrats.

12:23 AM  

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