Monday, February 27, 2006

But Seriously, Folks…

According to William Kristol on Fox News, we haven’t really been fighting a serious war over there in Iraq.

KRISTOL: We’ve been trying, and our soldiers are doing terrifically, but we have not had a serious three-year effort to fight a war in Iraq as opposed to laying the preconditions for getting out.

CICI CONNELLY: I think that really begs the question then: what have we been doing over there for three-plus years? You say there hasn’t been a serious effort to rid that region of the terrorists. I just wonder what secretary Rumsfeld would say in response to that or all the U.S. soldiers who have been over there all this time.

KRISTOL: Secretary Rumsfeld’s plan was to draw town to 30,000 troops at the end of major activities. [Think Progress]

It makes you wonder that if the over two thousand deaths of American soldiers and the spending of billions of dollars wasn’t a serious effort, what the hell in the fevered mind of William Kristol would constitute a real war? Total nuclear annihilation? Would that be good enough for you, Dr. Strangelove?

I have a suggestion. The next time we decide to launch a pre-emptive war against a sovereign country that didn’t attack us in the first place, we put all the pro-war neocon pundits in the first wave. Let’s just see how PFC’s Kristol, Will, Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, Cheney, and Wolfowitz do on point. Let’s let them find out just how “serious” war really is.