Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Four More F.U.s

At which point, conveniently, it'll be somebody else's problem. Bush can sleep soundly, knowing that since he stayed 'till the end he "won" while the loser who takes office after him "lost."


Robert Gates, the White House choice to be the next defense secretary, conceded Tuesday that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq and warned that if that country is not stabilized in the next year or two it could lead to a "regional conflagration."

At the outset of his Senate confirmation hearing, Gates said he is open to new ideas about correcting the U.S. course in Iraq, which he said would be his highest priority if confirmed as expected.

As always, what happens if... it isn't stabilized? If it does descend into a "regional conflagration." What will we do then?