January 10, 2007

Welcome to Our Worsening Nightmare

While reading Bush's speech (which I missed hearing or seeing), this leapt out at me:
In our discussions, we all agreed that there is no magic formula for success in Iraq. And one message came through loud and clear: Failure in Iraq would be a disaster for the United States.

The consequences of failure are clear: Radical Islamic extremists would grow in strength and gain new recruits. They would be in a better position to topple moderate governments, create chaos in the region, and use oil revenues to fund their ambitions.
Of course, the United States and its allies would never topple governments that do not threaten them, "create chaos in the region" -- or "use oil revenues to fund their ambitions." Never.

We may now officially welcome the New Year -- where our nightmare will grow considerably worse.