Friday, July 02, 2004They Were Brought On
Exactly a year ago today, George W. Bush glowered into a TV camera and dared Iraqi insurgents to "bring them on".
Since that day, 656 American troops have been killed in Iraq. And even though we are no longer Iraq's "occupiers" (what are we, then?), the violence is not yet abating.
Oy. This mess will not be easily solved, but we've already learned a bad situation can be made worse. Losing faith in the folks running the show doesn't mean we want them to lose. But if there are no WMD, and democracy is replaced by martial law, and the violence continues, how do we define winning?
Happy "Bring 'Em On" Day, Mr. President