Wednesday, October 19, 2005

As If

Many partisans on the other side of the aisle from President Bush like to bandy about the charge of "incompetence" over the conduct of the war in Iraq.

RealClearPolitics has some words on the silliness of this charge.

This war has had its share of errors but on the whole it has been a remarkably effective and well fought campaign. The Iraq War was by all definitions a cake walk and we set the land speed record in the Middle East. The insurgency of the Baathists took us by surprise but we have adapted well and adapted quickly. None of the charges of mistakes are better than debatable charges and some, I believe, are 180 degrees off the mark and the so-called mistakes are in fact quite good decisions.

And one last thing. Are these people who are charging incompetence actually claiming they would have done better? Or have better ideas? As if.