Thursday, December 21, 2006

Today's Cartoon: President Bush Plans to Increase Size of Military

President Bush's desire to increase the size of the U.S. military in order to meet his "objectives" in the Middle East, kind of reminds me of a frustrated toddler; trying to force a square peg into a round hole. It doesn't matter how much force is used, nothing will succeed if the strategy is fundamentally flawed.

Sadly, it appears that the need for the United States to increase its defenses is less a result of the "radicals" and "extremists" plotting in the Middle East; as it is their "enablers", bumbling around in Washington. It seems to me that the Bush Administration has become its worse enemy, by undermining its objectives through its own stubborn hubris, which has now practically rendered them as scattered and disorganized as "Al Qaeda" (and every bit as popular).

Since 9/11, President Bush's short struggle against "radicals and extremists" has blazed a path directly towards his "long struggle", which seemingly requires the expansion of his military in accordance with the expansion of the enemy that he creates along the way. In a way, it's like watching someone trying to fight fire with fire, only to end up burning down his whole village.

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