Monday, June 13, 2005


I was impressed yesterday with Timmeh's phrasing of the Iraq issue, the way he asked if Americans had the "political will to stay the course in Iraq." This is the foreign policy version of the Beltway eat your vegetables conventional wisdom. The idea is that there are good ideas which involve lots of sacrifice from people not named Timmeh and if only those pesky voters would understand that sending their kids off to die was good for them they'd do so but damnit they just don't have the will to do so. And such selfishness! They actually WANT the Social Security benefits they were promised! Greedy!

Right now there's a massive political constitutency who want to withdraw. Anyone noticing? Timmeh? Joe? Other Joe?