Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jesus Patraeus to Congress: Why Stop Now?

Gen. David [Jesus] Patraeus addressed Congress today and said, in effect, "Look, you know nothing's gonna change here. What do you want me to say?" The whole event feels like a formality that no one is interested in, but no one feels comfortable canceling. It's like you broke up with your girlfriend but still took her to prom the next day.
"Look, we both know how we feel. Nothing's gonna change..."

Apparently there were some protesters in the back. Not sure if they were those lovable code pinkers or not. I'm all for disrupting this congressional nonsense, but I have to think that protesting right now has gotta feel even more like a lost cause than usual, which is really saying something.