Thursday, January 25, 2007

¶ Of The Day

A new Contratimes feature? Maybe. But today I submit the first ever Paragraph, or ¶, of the Day.

Check this out from today's Washington Post editorial, "Congress's Iraq Quagmire":

ON TUESDAY nearly every member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee warmly endorsed Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the new U.S. commander in Iraq, and a number wished him success or "Godspeed" in his mission. Yesterday some of the same senators voted for a resolution that opposes the increase of troops for Gen. Petraeus's command -- even though the general testified that he could not accomplish his mission without the additional forces and hinted that such a resolution could encourage the enemy. Such is the muddle of Congress on Iraq: A majority may soon go on record opposing the new offensive in Baghdad even while encouraging the commander who leads it. [Emphasis added solely to incite incredulity everywhere]

Such fun!

Peace.

©Bill Gnade 2007/Contratimes. All Rights Reserved.

2 comments:

the WIZARD, fkap said...

Bill, This is a great quote. I've picked it up and used it in my latest article The Failure to Plan for Iraq After Saddam's Fall and gave you an acknowledgment with a link back to your site.

By the way, I read your blog daily. Keep up the good work. Your views and comments are appreciated.

the Wizard......

R. Sherman said...

There's nothing like having one's cake and eating it, is there? The President will get the troops and if things work out, Congress can share the credit. If things do not get better, then it can scream "See, we told you so" in 2008.

Wonderful.