That may explain why so many ambitious politicos in both major parties are swarming around their party's nomination so early, and so excitedly.
I try to keep this blog as non-political as possible, but until the election is over, I'm likely to bring up issues that I believe are both important, and touch on the war on terror.
With so many passionately-held beliefs in play, odd things are likely to be said, and believed.
It's already happened. America was "going it alone" and being "unilateral" for quite a while, until someone bothered to see how many nations were involved in the coalition involved in Iraq as of August, 2006:
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
- Fiji (though UNAMI)
- Hungary (through NATO or UNAMI, and may never have sent troops before 'withdrawing' them in 2004)
- Iceland (through NATO, a training mission)
- Slovenia (through NATO, a training mission)
- South Korea
- Turkey (through NATO, a training mission)
- the Ukraine
- the United Kingdom
"Quagmire" was very, very popular a few years ago, and still is in occasional use
- U.S. Sinking in Iraq Quagmire (2003)
- QUAGMIRE in IRAQ (cartoons, mostly 2003)
- Descending into the Quagmire / The Occupation of Iraq (2003)
- Iraq Quagmire Continues (2005)
- The Iraq Quagmire (2005)
- TURKEY: Into the Iraq Quagmire? (2007)
- QUAGMIRE! QUAGMIRE! (2007)
- and many more
I hope that people with think with their brain instead of their endocrine system, and will make decisions based on fact, not on catchwords.