Thursday, December 07, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Iraq Study Group Releases Report

If George W. Bush was not happy with the grim assessment made by the "Iraq Study Group" in their much-anticipated report, imagine how upset he's going to be in 10 years, when ninth graders are drawing the same conclusions in their much-anticipated mid-term history reports.

In what can only be described as the "worst mistake in U.S. history", the American war in Iraq has seemingly gone from a "lost cause" to a "fool's errand", in about the same amount of time it took Pamela Anderson's latest marriage to fall apart. And while, at least in Pam's case, there is still plenty of international interest in helping her, George W. Bush can't even touch a foreign dignitary without giving them the heebie-jeebies ;)

Well, if there is anything positive to be said about the findings of the "Iraq Study Group", it's that although its assessment may be bleak, at least there was an honest attempt to put politics aside and reach a bipartisan consensus, which ultimately lead to those negative views on Iraq. In reference to openness and transparency in government, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once famously stated that "sunlight is the best disinfectant"; and with the situation in Washington and Baghdad being as toxic as it has been for so long, this may in fact be the long awaited first steps towards healing... or at least it may delay amputation for a little while longer.

It also gives George W. Bush something else to put in his presidential library, right next to "My Pet Goat" ;)

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