Short Memories

by Ryan on June 25, 2006

in Politics


The first time I remember hearing the phrase “stay the course” it was spoken by George HW Bush as our 41st president. His son, our current President, has done just that in Iraq and now we can start entertaining the idea of troop withdrawals.

Yet, it wasn’t Democratic pressure or horrible battlefield defeats that got us here. It was Dubya’s position since June 2004: get a constitution written, have national unity elections, while beefing up their military and then we’ll talk about major redeployments. Which is, oddly, exactly what’s been happening. It’s just been happening at a slower pace than some our esteemed “cut-and-run” friends have wanted it to. It’s either short memories, impatience, poor journalistic skills, or playing politics.

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