When is a first strike not a first strike?
When it's Anticipatory Retaliation.

October 20, 2004

Approaching the Reality

"The theory that the United States could leave the Islamic world alone may be as wishful as the proposition that you can leave a bomb to tick in peace." -- (Wretchard of "The Belmont Club")

One might object to the anonymity of a writer who posts under the name of a cartoon cat, but the Founders once wrote under assumed names in The Federalist Papers, so the tradition has an honorable history. The darned cat continues:

"The neoconservative assumption that Middle Eastern societies were transformable has been described as the product of excessive hope when it is really the counsel of despair. It is the remainder which 'however improbable, is all that is left after all the impossibles have been eliminated'. The fact that America, without resorting to mass murder, has kept such a fractious country intact, that many Iraqis daily risk their lives in the effort to beat back this darkness, is testimony to a quality of work which deserves better than the scorn that has been heaped upon it."

There are no guarantees.

Launched by Demosophist at October 20, 2004 01:45 AM

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