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  •  And with all that said about his business mind, (2+ / 0-)
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    peraspera, Shaking the Tree

    his closing paragraphs are sensible, rational and offer the only approach to government, world affairs and national security that makes any kind of sense.

    By every available metric, the "stay the course" strategy in Iraq is not a winning strategy. Changing course is neither extreme nor weak; it is essential for our national security.

    We start with the strongest, best-trained military in the world, and we'll keep it that way. But here's how we'll get stronger by changing course. We must work closely with our allies and treat the rest of the world with respect. We must implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and put in place real protections for ports, airports, nuclear facilities and public transit.

    Good judgment is an essential part of good governance. But we're bogged down in Iraq, and hamstrung in the war against terror, by leaders who lacked judgment, historical perspective, openness to other cultures and plain old common sense. We offer something different.

    Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. - Tennyson

    by bumblebums on Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 06:48:02 AM PDT

    •  Wow, nicely done. (1+ / 0-)
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      peraspera

      I'm very impressed with Lamont for this editorial. He really managed to hit every point very concisely and directly.

    •  what about the 'but' (0+ / 0-)

      at the beginning of the second sentences of the last paragraph here?

      Good judgment is an essential part of good governance. But we're bogged down in Iraq, and hamstrung in the war against terror, by leaders who lacked judgment, historical perspective, openness to other cultures and plain old common sense. We offer something different.

      No need for "but" there.

      otherwise it's a great job. Ned definitely knows how to communicate.

      an ambulance can only go so fast - neil young

      by mightymouse on Wed Aug 16, 2006 at 07:16:37 AM PDT

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