The Arkanssouri Blog.: Really?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


ABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: Calling the Iraq war "the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States" and "worse than a civil war," former Vice President Gore urged President Bush to find a way to get U.S. troops out of Iraq ...

The worst? Really?

But I thought the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States was when the Bush Administration (but not Congressional Democrats, no no . . .) ignored the warnings prior to 9/11.

Or maybe when FDR was warned about the pending attack on Pearl Harbor but chose to do nothing.

Or how about when the greedy robber barons were not reined in and were allowed to cause the Great Depression?

Or maybe when Abe Lincoln banned slavery in the South but not in the North, setting in motion a series of events that lead to our country's OWN civil war and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans?

Frothy hyperbole does not suit you, Mr. Gore.

An acquaintance in college once used the following description about some minor occurrence -- "It was the most atrocious thing I have ever seen in all of my life."

I have long forgotten the context, but the hyperbole describing it remains etched in memory.

My acquaintance was young and therefore stupid, Mr. Gore. What's your excuse?

[H/T 2 memeorandum.]


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