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The Goal According to Frist

February 2, 2006

I feel this post slipping away because it’s from last Sunday. So, let me get it over with real quick.

As I was watching Meet the Press something Senator Frist said surprised me. It surprised me like a spring-loaded snake in a fake peanut can. Below is the exchange.

Transcript for January 29 – Meet the Press

MR. RUSSERT: “. . . Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who wrote the report under a Pentagon contract, concluded that the Army cannot sustain the pace of troop deployments to Iraq long enough to break the back of the insurgency.” Serious.

SEN. FRIST: Tim, it is — it is serious, because we know as we aim to win the war on terror and to be successful in our goal in Iraq — and that is a safe democratic Iraq operating under the rule of law, and a good neighbor — it’s going to take security and it’s going to take a political process and a civil structure. [Emphasis added.]

The phrase, “a good neighbor,” is what struck me. Was Fristie talking about what a safe, democratic, rule-of-law-having Iraq’s foreign policy might look like? What I mean is, was he perhaps referring to the Good Neighbor Ethic of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s design?

If so, then ok. Good one.

And while we’re at it, think we could strive for the same goal for success in our own fucking country? I miss having our leaders operating under the rule of law. And, I’d like to see where the Good Neighbor Ethic might get us in the international community. Enough of the I’m-ok-you’re-my-bitch pimping we carry out on the dark street corner we call ‘foreign policy’ already!

  1. February 2, 2006 11:26 PM

    State Farm is there.


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