Friday, August 30, 2013

The Legacy...

While many people were still on the internet to figure out either where Damascus is, or what twerking is, the legacy of the rush to war in Iraq had its legacy shown in Great Britain.

A rather tepid piece of legislation to get to the next stage of saber rattling against Syria was narrowly defeated.

 It's not too often in my recollection...perhaps going back to the Ford Administration just before Saigon fell that I remember a political leader admitting defeat so quickly.

And herein lies perhaps the one positive legacy of the Bush (and Blair) years, headlong rushes into futile new acts of war, for the time being, have become more difficult.

But not impossible.

 [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.
— Andrew Card

The UN inspectors leave Saturday, and Sunday is September 1st. It’s not too late for romance. Take a shower, slather on the Brylcreem and the Hai Karate, buy a box of chocolates, and get on Meet the Press.

David Gregory loves chocolate, even though he goes to the bathroom to puke it up right away.

Ebon Krieg said...

When did war become a humanitarian response?

DanF said...

We may get a five to seven year breather. Maybe.

pansypoo said...

why am i thinking poland?

DanF said...

It occurs to me that "doing something" could also be "setting up humanitarian aid for refugees." That would be an awesome sauce response to the gas attacks and other atrocities.