It is if you’re uber-conservative columnist George “throws a baseball like a girl” Will.
It’s time for us to get out of Iraq, by George. That’s what he says. Now.
Will, syndicated by The Washington Post, wrote in his column on the previous day that the war in Afghanistan could become President Obama’s Vietnam.
So now that a Republican is no longer occupying the White House, the war the Republican got us in to is no longer patriotic.
Where was Wimpy Will five years ago?
Where was he before 4,327 Americans died because those in charge thought the madman in Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and, what, was going to use them on Jersey?
Doesn’t matter that they were dead wrong.
Where was this twit when the Bushies were calling people traitors because they didn’t support his and Dick Cheney’s “they’ll treat us like liberators” war?
He was probably sipping on his maitai in some preppy bar dreaming of playing right field for the Yale baseball team like Daddy Bush.
Never mind that W. invaded Iraq ‘cos daddy didn’t finish the job.
Daddy had the CNN war. Prime Time.
But W. done him one better. He had Shock and Awe.
And this other George, the bookworm, couldn’t have been more in their corner if he was dust gathering in a crevice.
But according to Mr. Will, we’ve now turned that corner.
So sorry about the 4,327 Americans who died. They were expendable.
Blood and treasure flows in America like oil flows in Iraq.
Middle-aged demons plot and start wars. Then they sacrifice the young to the gruesome chores.
But that’s all in the past now.
The outrage of Abu Ghraib was just some rogue, uneducated good ole boys and girls treating the enemy to a lot of humiliation.
You have to make your own fun in a war.
Besides, they were rookies when it comes to torture. Not a lot of physical harm done. Just psychological.
A lot of wars fought use the psychological. Break the spirit of the enemy.
Where’s the victory the neo-cons said was essential before we would ever leave that country?
It’s probably the companion piece to go along with the peace with honor politicians like John McCain rant and rave about.
And George “beaten up every day of his youth on the playground” Will wants to pack up all our cares and woes.
The same man who praised the architects like they were Frank Lloyd Wrights of the War Room.
The same man who likely thought candidate Barack Obama was a coward because he wanted to bring the troops home.
Now President Obama wants to deploy more troops to Afghanistan.
He’s getting good advice from liberals and conservatives: Get out while the getting is turning out to be the popular sentiment.
It may be the only bi-partisanship Obama may see this year. Let alone his presidency.
And never mind the soldier.
He or she will go wherever duty calls.
Obama the candidate promised he wouldn’t send our troops into harm’s way unless it was absolutely necessary.
Afghanistan is not necessary.
Nor was Iraq.
That war was revenge for Sept. 11.
We had to retaliate. We even demanded it at the time.
In his finest hour as president, George W. Bush stood in the rubble at ground zero with firefighters and pledged he’d get the people responsible for this outrage.
He never did. Instead he gave us Iraq.
And George F. Will gave us condescending rhetoric for years hence playing on our guilt of not being the best patriots we could be.
All the while neglecting to tell us that it came with a statute of limitations.
Almost seven years. Like trying someone forsome crimes.
I stand corrected: Any girl can throw better than George F. Will.
Unless it’s a hissy fit.