I had to watch Barack Obama restate the same position over and over. You see, he said that he would remove all U.S. troops from Iraq in sixteen months from the day he assumed the title of President of the United States.
He also said he would consult with the generals commanding these troops on their feelings regarding a pullout of this magnitude. This sounds to me like someone told Senator Obama that sixteen months is a stretch, maybe even undoable. What to do? There are three options available to Senator Obama:
1)Pull out all of the troops in sixteen months as promised, regardless of the consequences, including loss of life.
2) Listen to the generals you appointed and see what they have to say and let your decision be balanced with their input.
3) Pull a mask off of your face, revealing yourself to be John McCain and start chanting "a hundred more years, a hundred more years!"
If you are a liberal and are thinking of voting for someone other than Obama, than you are pouting a lot. You are pouting because Hillary didn't get nominated, or Dodd, or Gravel, or you still think Nader should run, and you think all rock music stopped when Ian Hunter slipped off of the charts. You must stop this now.
Remember, these people for whom you invest so much really don't care that much about you (or for you for all I know). I remember walking up Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown in the seventies and watching groups of rich white kids gathered around Eugene McCarthy like freezing fingers around a campfire, celebrating the heat as much as the glow. He repaid the liberal affection by voting for Reagan in 1980. Thanks, Gene, what a guy!
We have had eight years of a president who fired people who didn't agree with him. Now, we have the potential for a man who will listen to those who know more than he does on a variety of issues, and he gets slammed.
If you're going to be that rigid, stop the masquerade and work for James Dobson. He too, is very inflexible.