Circle Of Death

Ken AshfordBush & Co., IraqLeave a Comment

Commenting on Bush’s speech, in which he says that "we owe something" to our fallen soldiers — which is why we need to keep fighting in Iraq — I wrote (yesterday):

You gotta love that logic:  we should continue to allow our soldiers to die, so that those who have already died will not have died in vain.

Mr. President, does the phrase "throwing good money after bad" mean anything to you?

In today’s New York Times, Maureen Dowd, who clearly reads my blog,  says the same thing:

"We owe them something," [Bush] told veterans in Salt Lake City (even though his administration tried to shortchange the veterans agency by $1.5 billion). "We will finish the task that they gave their lives for."

What twisted logic: with no W.M.D., no link to 9/11 and no democracy, now we have to keep killing people and have our kids killed because so many of our kids have been killed already? Talk about a vicious circle: the killing keeps justifying itself.

It’s okay, Maureen.  I won’t sue.