Thursday, May 17, 2007

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

I just got Lee Iacocca's new book,Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Its a half sized book, sarcastically speaking its just the right size for its intended audience.

I just started reading it and so far its chalk full of the usual anti-Bush bashing, it has really good fodder to get you angry all over again. There is more to it than that, but if you hate Bush and are adroit at blocking out all reasonable thought and historical norms, then this is the book for you.

But seriously, I'm expecting a little more, but so far the best regurgitated idea I read in this book is that congress ought to take a year off and evaluate what is actually working in government.

And thus far the biggest agitator Iacocca presents regarding Bush and this fiasco in Iraq is the better uses of our money that he lists, like potentially 25 million college scholarships. . . see page 79-80.

Oh well, if we all knew this was how it was going to go down in Iraq, I don't think that Bush would have had that overwhelming support that he had five years ago.

Naturally we'd all be harping about Saddam Hussein today if Bush had done nothing.

That was what was going on for the ten years between the wars, and that is what everyone conveniently forgets -- we all bemoaned he was still around in the 1990's, we all thought it would be best if he was gone. Now we all wish we never got rid of him in the first place.

The real travesty is the poor planning of the Bush administration(not to discount the loss of life), not the aim of removing a grave enemy of our state. We and the Iraqi's should be better off 5 years out, not worse. . . .

I still can't accept the Liberals who are willing to lose though, we ought to proclaim victory and lay it on the Iraqis to act civilized. To accept failure is un-American, at least that is how I was raised.

Unfortunately, as Iacocca writes, where have all the leaders gone? We have one side that screwed this up and another side that is doing all it can to ensure defeat.

What a sad state, and I can't decide who is worse.

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