Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Rumsfeld Responds to the Critics

For everyone's sake, I hope that Rumsfeld is right, and that things really are much better on the ground than they've been made out to seem by the media, but if he really is correct, why did the administration feel the need to go back to the UN in the first place? As I've said before, France and Germany aren't in any financial condition to make a big contribution anyway, even if they wanted to, so it can't have been with such expectations in mind that Bush began to seek a new UN resolution. To be perfectly honest, I fear that while Rumsfeld isn't entirely wrong, in the main what we read in this article is simply his stubbornness talking. The truth is that without security nothing of lasting value can be achieved, and as even he admits, the security problem is not under control.