Lowering Expectations

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

Regarding the upcoming Iraqi elections and likelihood that most Iraqis won’t be able to vote in them, an anonymous White House official said this yesterday:

"I would . . . really encourage people not to focus on numbers, which in themselves don’t have any meaning, but to look on the outcome and to look at the government that will be the product of these elections."

Right.  It’s only an election, for Chissakes.  We shouldn’t allow petty concerns like "numbers" play an important role.

Of course, there was a time when we were going to get Osama Bin Laden "dead or alive".

But then "We haven’t heard much from him . . . I truly am not that concerned about him."

Not to mention the time when we went into Iraq because of the WMD’s and we didn’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.

But when we didn’t find any it wasn’t really the reason we went into Iraq.

TBogg is right — I didn’t really want to date that nympho supermodel.