Tuesday, October 03, 2006

We need a New Direction

· Stubbornness in the face of failure is not a virtue; it's a recipe for more failure. We need a new direction, and new leaders who are willing to push the President for a new strategy that is both tough and smart.

· President Bush and Congress have talked tough but they have not been smart. They declared 'mission accomplished' but had no plan for victory in Iraq . They said 'dead or alive' but Osama bin Laden is still at large. They called North Korea and Iran the 'axis of evil' but both countries are becoming nuclear powers. We need a new direction. It's time to be both tough and smart.

· We need a new direction, including a new military and political strategy. We need to place real pressure on the Iraqis to form a stable government and control their security, and begin planning to get our troops out of Iraq in a responsible way.

· We need a new direction and a new anti-terror strategy that uses America 's might more effectively. We need to get it right and get out of Iraq , refocus our military and intelligence on defeating global terrorist networks, finish destroying the Taliban in Afghanistan , pressure Pakistan to stop giving safe haven to al-Qaeda, and sharply increase funding to prevent terrorists from getting nuclear weapons.

1 comment:

Oilfieldguy said...

The basic overarching theme in Bob Woodward's new book, "State Of Denial," underscores the widely understood fact that Bush resides in an echo chamber bubble that maintains a complete disconnect from reality.

Rubber stamps do not provide a reality check, or any check whatsoever. You are correct, jasonmccarty, we need a new direction.