Sunday, October 25, 2009

Being George Will V

This week former V.P. Cheney accussed President Obama of "dithering" on policy in Afghanistan, while forgetting that the administration that he was a part of dithered for eight years. But George Will, conservative news columinist which I have written of more than a few times here, said it best today on ABC's "This Week."

"A bit of dithering might have been in order before we went into Iraq in pursuit of non-existent weapons of mass destruction. For a representative of the Bush administration to accuse someone of taking too much time is missing the point. We have much more to fear in this town from hasty than from slow government action."

6 comments:

Pamela said...

I think I have made my position known on your blog about the Iraq war and our hastiness to involve ourselves and our troops; however, please allow me to add in agreement with the posted quote, if we would have put more time and effort into Afghanistan we would be further along in our efforts there and more successful. It was the previous administrations lack of attention and funding to this situation that has led us to our now need and call for immmediate action.

This is another attempt by the Republican Party to lay more unchecked baggage into the Presidents lap.

President Obama is a very rational leader. He will move in a manner which benefits not only our troops but also the overall outcome of this war.

During his campaign he repeatedly said the threat was in Afghanistan and not Iraq. Was anyone listening???

Judith Ellis said...

"It was the previous administrations lack of attention and funding to this situation that has led us to our now need and call for immmediate action."

I don't think many people will disagree with this statement, Pam. I also think you can't call the President dithering when, in fact, he authorized a troop deployment to Afghanistan shortly after he took office. One of my brothers made a great point yesterday. He said, "Why do we expect President Obama to solve all of her problems in eight months when it took eight years for us to arrive here?" I thought this was an excellent point.

Pamela said...

I agree with your brother. Why do we expect so much in such a short span of time?

Do you think it is because some are convinced he will not deliver or even make an attempt to deliver on the promise he made while campaigning? Atd of course, the pundits are doing their best to discourage any hope we have for change.

During the campaign and shortly after there was such an atmosphere of hope around the country. I think maybe the negative media has contributed to the lost of this. Nightly there are panels constantly criticizing the Presidents every move. It seems excessive.

Judith Ellis said...

Pam - I do not watch the news for days at a time now. Just the sound of pundits is a turn off for me these days. I hope all is well with you.

Pamela said...

Hello Jude, yes all is well. I started a new job Monday. It seems like I'm walking in a dream. I'm so close to realizing my career aspirations. The company I'm with now is smaller and really desires to develop each designer. The owner opened Monday's training with prayer and asked God to bless us as we embarked on our new career and to bless us to be successful. I can not wait to see what all God has in store for me. And how He intends to use me to touch others through this new open door.

I hope all is well with you too.

Take care

Judith Ellis said...

Hey Pam - That's GREAT news! I look forward to hearing all the wonderful opportunities that will come from your new job. How exciting! All the very best, my dear sister, my friend. All is well for me indeed.