It is an accepted fact that the incompetents and fools who planned the attack made no plans for after their easily assured success defeating an enemy known to have minimal defenses.
We know that the right wing Neocons were drooling for an excuse to begin a war and were probably thrilled that the 9/11 disaster provided the "Pearl Harbor" type event that gave the excuse for them to fulfill their despicable wet dream.
We know that Bush entered the presidency with a long history of failure in everything he touched, that only his father's connections provided him with his income and wealth.
We know that the right wing media-- Fox Noise, the dittoheads-- Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Savage, Coulter, Ingraham, O'Reilly-- have all maintained their loyalty to Bush and Cheney and their total failure in Iraq.
We know that these failures-- these losers-- keep talking about victory-- victory in Iraq.
These supporters of Bush's Iraq occupation talk about wanting to be winners. They call the realists, who, with open eyes are calling for the end to the prolongation of Bush's "war," perhaps the biggest folly in US history (remember "Seward's Folly?" Well Bush's folly will go down in history as the most stupid, foolish, stubborn, destructive folly in US history.
When fools support folly, they are part of that folly. When they keep supporting it for years, they are worse than fools. You have to consider their motivations. These fools-- Lieberman, McConnell, Graham, McCain-- they are invested in the war for different reasons.
I came to believe, years ago, that some of Bush supporters like him because of his tough talk and his willingness to kill people. They use Bush like they'd use Viagra, to feel more manly. Some of the Bush / Iraq Folly supporters know that these Viagra constituents, many of them angry men, impotent in some of the areas of their lives, hold on to the "war" like they do to a losing football team, wanting that "win for the gipper," ever loyal to the team.
Sorry. You don't get to spend trillions of dollars so you can keep rooting for "the team" and feeling like a man. Supporting the Iraq War is a lie. It is not a lie. It is an occupation. There will be no win. Bush and company have been trying to reframe, re-define what a win is so many times, it is a sad, pathetic joke. What's the latest? Stability? No further increase in deaths of civilians?
It is time for the Democrats in congress to fight back with tough spines, calling the losers who keep calling for victory the abject losing failures that they really are.
It is time the Democrats spell it out. General Petraeus may be an honest man, but he is serving a liar and a fool. He has compromised his principles. One might justify that he is doing the best job he can, doing what he can for the troops sake. But Petraeus didn't tell all of the truth the past few days. He stayed on message for Bush, but Republican John Warner asked the key question. "Will this make America safer?" Petraeus answered that he didn't know. Even Joe Scarborough says that Bush started the war saying that it would make us safer and that Petraeus' answer "isn't good enough."
Enough with the spineless dems running away from the names the losers are sure to spew.