Friday, March 31, 2006
Let me see if I get this right?
During a tour to Blackburn, England, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted to thousands of errors made in the War in Iraq. But she defends the overall strategic decision to remove Iraq from Saddam Hussein’ s deadly stranglehold.
I see. Hmmm…
Let’s look at this issue another way, shall we?
You go to the hospital with vicious pain in your side. The doctor tells you after running numerous tests, that you have a liver tumor. However, it is not fatal and it can be excised by performing a delicate operation immediately. You trust what the doctor is saying. After all he is the doctor, no?
Now you’re lying on the operating table, waiting to be sedated and eventually cured of this cancer. But the doctor enters and announces that instead of delicate medical instruments, he is going to use a pickaxe and a buzz saw to operate on you. With maniacal glee, he forcefully ties you down to the table. He gives you no anesthesia before hacking into you. He does remove the tumor, though killing you in the process.
We’re not going to be nitpicky here, are we?
Would you call the “overall strategic decision” to remove the tumor successful, despite the “thousands of errors” made during the operation?
No. I didn’t think so.
Neither do I.