Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Semi-Random Ramblings

Tall Dave over at Semi-Random Ramblings offers a different perspective than both the mainstream media, and those who criticize the President's "Mission Accomplished" sign a few years ago. Criticism which really misplaced, since the ship was returning home, and it's mission was accomplished at that point.

The problem is not that administration goals are being downgraded, it’s that people outside the administration are now setting a totally unrealistic goal of a violence-free Iraq as a condition for declaring victory. Ain't gonna happen, at least not anytime soon. Free and democratic, yes, maybe; as peaceful as Vermont, no. The essential condition of victory, control of the country, was mostly achieved in the first three weeks of the war, finalized after Fallujah, and cemented firmly into place by the standing up of the Iraqi forces, who are good enough to stand their ground: they have not lost a single police station or checkpoint to insurgents in over a year now. The promised democracy is well underway.

Nod to Jeff.