Friday, January 12, 2007

It's Not Going to Work

Not even a day after President Bush went on national television to unveil his plan to send over 20,000 soldiers to Iraq, I heard a familiar refrain from the faux left.

"It's not going to work."

"It hasn't worked before, and it's not going to work now."

"Bush is compounding his mistake by sending in more troops."

Why is it familiar? I heard a similar sentiment when Bush initially sent troops into Iraq.

"It's not going to work."

"Iraq didn't attack us. Why should we attack Iraq?"

"It's going to be a quagmire."

Even after our military defeated Saddam's army within 3 weeks, we heard our strategy in Iraq was subpar.

"It's not going to work."

"Saddam was contained."

"Iraq didn't have any WMDs."

When the Iraqis were setting up their new government, we heard it all over again.

"It's not going to work."

"People will be afraid to go out and vote due to the insurgents."

"They're going to elect religious radicals that hate America."

See the pattern? No matter what the President does or advocates, the faux left is going to say it's not going to work. But there's another pattern that gets overlooked.

They're almost always wrong.

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