Friday, March 31, 2006

Selling and buying

I love the new rhetoric of the right that the only thing the President has done wrong in Iraq is he's not good enough at "selling the war."

Selling the war. Hmmm. To me, Iraq isn't a used car, or a set of encyclopedias. It's a generational commitment to expend potentially unlimited amounts American blood and treasure in order to install democracy in the Middle East at the point of a gun. (It used to be about protecting America, but that's *so* 2003.)

I don't think that the American people should have to be "sold" on a war. The case should be so clear, so obvious that no "selling" should be involved. A war should be scuba equipment in the ocean, not a Hummer in the suburbs.

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