Friday, September 7, 2007

Stevie Joe and Fred Thompson

Stevie Joe has been listening to Fred Thompson (R-Hollywood) lately and trying to figure out where he stands on stuff. All I know for sure is that he has a hot trophy wife. Then, I heard him say that the US must "do what is necessary to prevail not only in Iraq but in the worldwide conflict that lies beyond Iraq."

My problem is with the phrase "do what is necessary." What the heck does that mean? This is a pretty big statement. Does it means spending a couple of trillion dollars? Does it mean raising taxes? Does it mean bringing back the draft? Does it mean the use of nuclear weapons? When you say "do what is necessary," you're leaving an awful lot of stuff on the table. Sure, it sounds good in stump speeches, but is he really ready to "do what is necessary" if it turns out that one or more of those things becomes our only means to prevail?

Confused in Junebug Holler,
Stevie Joe Parker

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