Friday, May 25, 2007

The End

How is The Great Capitulation by the Democrats going to affect the war?

O.K., usually I think I'm outnumbered by the smart people out there such as the armies of smug pundits, professional talking heads, columnists, and bloggers but let me toss in my two cents:

Who the hell knows?

I don't believe that anybody knows what is going to happen because nobody knows how fucking bad the war in Iraq is going to get. Not Really. We can't use World War II or Vietnam as reference points anymore. It's not going to be "bad", and we've already gone w-a-a-a-y beyond "worse". If you say "FUBAR", then maybe you're getting close.

And how it goes down is going to dictate what's next.

Look at the mid-term elections in 2006 as an example. In spite of themselves, the Democrats won a major (but undeserved) victory getting seats in the House and Senate because the majority of the voters already know the war in Iraq is lost and they want us out of there. Period. "Jesus, the Republicans don't wanna do it, maybe the other guys will," a disgusted, used-to-be undecided voter said to himself. It's a winning lottery ticket that the spineless Democrats don't want to cash in.

Meanwhile, as they're busy making up their minds and trying to grow a backbone, people are dying.

So what happens next when the slaughter reaches unprecedented levels? After all, the projected 2000 soldiers and [fill-in-the-blank] Iraqis by 2009 is a conservative estimate. What will be the fatal straw that will break the Army's back? Politicians can afford to be patient because it doesn't affect them personally. But it's different for the grieving families going to the filthy, under-staffed hospitals where the soldiers are warehoused and the endless funerals ignored by Fox News.

No, people aren't going to be patient, quiet, or polite.

People are gonna be pissed.


I don't think it's going to take that long.

And I'm scared to death. Because I don't know what's going to happen next.