Patience,..Thy Name is Iraq
Somehow, this slipped past the MSM-addicted editorial wonks at the Philadelphia Inkwaster:
According to your Jan. 25 editorial ("Commander in chief, helmet in hand"): "For nearly four years, Americans gave Bush's Iraq mission chances to work. Time after time, he has disappointed them."
Did the president disappoint Americans when Saddam Hussein fell? Did he disappoint them when the Iraqis held elections, then formed a government and a constitution? Did he disappoint them when schools, hospitals and roads were rebuilt?
Americans are disappointed in President Bush because we are a can't-get-it-fast-enough society. We are a land of instant messages and fast food. How long did our revolutionaries take to ratify a constitution? How many years after WWII were elections held in Germany and Japan? How many millions were slaughtered in the killing fields after we left Vietnam? That is the question to answer when comparing Iraq to Vietnam.
Bush has also told Congress and the American people over and over again that this war on terror would be hard and take a long time. The problem: Americans have changed their definition of "long time" while the president stands firm on his conviction to do the right thing.