The Domestic Insurgency
Pundit Review Radio
This week's guest: Patterico's Pontifications
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This weekend on Pundit Review Radio we will be taking a look at the insurgency threatening our ability to win in Iraq. Not Zarqawi's insurgency, but Ted Kennedy's.
"Iraq is an intractable quagmire"
"You have an insurgency with no vision, no base, limited popular support, an elected government, committed Iraqis to the democratic process, and you have Iraqi security forces that are fighting and dying for their country every day. Senator, that is not a quagmire."
-General George Casey, top commander in Iraq
The Danger of the Kennedy Quagmire
He's hurting U.S. resolve by pushing the Vietnam button
By David Gerlenter
Ted Kennedy's comments are too important to ignore. The Bush administration must explain to the nation that quagmires are created by politicians and pundits, not soldiers. It has yet to confront head-on the potentially deadly resonance between the public's natural unease with the news from Baghdad and statements like Sen. Kennedy's.We must also confront our memories of Vietnam. If we don't, they will drive us crazy — or maybe they already have. Freud invented psychoanalysis to help hysterical and otherwise loony patients confront painful memories, to find truths that would set them free.America needs emergency psychoanalysis right now, before statements like Ted Kennedy's start destroying our will to do what is good and what is right.