from the new york times:
Replacing Rumsfeld, Gates Issues Warning on Iraq
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 – Robert M. Gates became secretary of defense today, pledging to rely on advice from the uniformed military professionals and convey his own no-holds-barred opinions to the White House.
“We simply cannot afford to fail in the Middle East,” Mr. Gates said. A failure in Iraq would haunt the United States “for decades to come,” he said.
this may come a bit of a shock, bobby, g, but any rational thinking human on the planet would say that the united states has ‘already failed’. and yes, that means that this failure ‘will’ haunt, not ‘would’ the united states for decades to come.
can nobody in this administration own up to the fact that it is already too late?
it appears not.
oh, by the way, bushy; you have absolutely nothing to smile about.