Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Will Bush Be Sacrificed?

Rumor has it that Mr. Bush, the current occupant of the presidency, will soon be calling on Americans to sacrifice more in Iraq.

He will not be able to point to gains that previous sacrifices have produced.

He will not be able to say with certainty that more sacrifice will bring gains.

By making a sacrifice, one buys the hope for success, only the hope. Sacrifices don't buy guarantees.

If he does call for further sacrifice, he frames the history of this war as a sacrifice we have already made for nought. Back when we thought we were winning, we were sacrificing, throwing our men away. It has been all for nought and he asks for more.

We have given at this altar. The gods did not respond. He calls for more?

His departure from government may be the better sacrifice. And more easily done than war.

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