Friday, August 11, 2006

Staying the Course

Thanks to Atrios.

FRIEDMAN: Not really. You know, the problem with analyzing the story, Howie, is that it doesn’t — everyone, first of all, this is the most polarized story I’ve certainly written about, so everyone wants, basically, to be proven right, OK?

So the left — people who hated the war, they want you to declare the war is over, finish, we give up. The right, just the opposite. But I’ve been trying to just simply track the situation on the ground. And the fact is that the outcome there is unclear, and I reflected that in my column. And I will continue to reflect.


And that's the problem. The Left wants to get the war over with. The Right wants it continued indefinitely. The White House wants to stay the course and continue business as usual. The Left wants to see something decisive. The Right loves the war, just the way it is.

What do you call people who love and support, never-ending wars?

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