07 September 2006

Pulling The Fat From The Fire


One of the major Republican talking points starting with the attack on Congressman Murtha is "Cut and Run" implying that any attempt to leave Iraq is an act of cowardice.

An even older and truer expression is "pulling the fat from the fire" meaning to alleviate a dangerous condition. We never should have gone into Iraq in the first place. Bush and company created this boogeyman and then threw the full force of our military at a non-existent problem.

The result was totally predictable. When you violate all the principles of your nation, the results will not be good. Now we have to get out of this mess without causing any more damage, loss of life, or encouragement of terror and destruction.

This will be hard, bitter work and having a President totally blind to his faults and illusions won't make it any easier.

Billy Joel's song, "We Didn't Start the Fire" is about past events and says

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

This time, Bush did start the fire and the last lines in the same song seem way to prescient:

But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...

3 comments:

Pogo said...

Gawd, ain't it the truth? Isn'tthere an old saying about when the dirt starts to fall back into your foxhole, stop digging?

Jamie said...

The new book, "Hubris" is really starting to tear the whol Bush White House coterie apart. He didn't want to hear anything that didn't agree with his vision of attacking Iraq.

Now we are stuck with almost 4,000 dead, 50,000 wounded and maimed, and a 100,000 deceased Iraqis whose families hate us all because the White House twit wouldn't listen to good advice.

Sheila said...

Hi Jamie,

My goodness if we aren't on the same page. Now lets start hearing this from the leadership.