. . . Saturday October 9, 2004

The Fog of Pessimism

President Bush’s latest tactic is to accuse Kerry of deep pessimism: “You know, after listening to his litany of complaints and his dour pessimism, it was all I could do not to make a bad face.”

Maybe there really is too much pessismism out there. Just take a look at these comments:

- I feel we’re going to be here for years and years and years. I don’t think anything is going to get better; I think it’s going to get a lot worse. It’s going to be like a Palestinian-type deal. We’re going to stop being a policing presence and then start being an occupying presence . . . We’re always going to be here. We’re never going to leave.”

- Every day you read the articles in the States where it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s getting better and better,’ But when you’re here, you know it’s worse every day.

- Stuff’s going on here but they won’t flat-out say it. They can’t get into it.

- First of all, this is a whole different thing. We’re supposed to be looking for al Qaeda. They’re the ones who are supposedly responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks. This has no connection at all to Sept. 11 because this war started just by telling us about all the nuclear warheads over here.

- Pretty much I think they just diverted the war on terrorism. I agree with the Afghanistan war and all the Sept. 11 stuff, but it feels like they left the bigger war over there to come here. And now, while we’re on the ground over here, it seems like we’re not even close to catching frigging bin Laden.

And who are these unpatriotic, flip-flopping, weaklings who would dare question the U.S. strategy in Iraq?

U.S. Marines…

One Marine explained he wasn’t afraid to speak out:

“We don’t give a crap. What are they going to do, send us to Iraq?”

Kerry could use the same line. He just has to replace the word Iraq with the words White House.

Concentration is important!