Thursday, January 20, 2005

One could only wish...

E.J. Dionne Jr over at Washington Post has a simple request for President Bush's address today. He hopes the President will say something like this:
"I remain deeply committed to democracy in Iraq. Can anyone doubt that the Iraqi people and the world are better off without Saddam Hussein in power? But I also know that the strategy we pursued has not brought about the results I hoped for.

"I wish we had sent more troops at the outset and created order in a nation that had already suffered too much. I wish we had not pretended that the transformation of Iraq would be easy. I wish we had won more international support. I wish we had not made claims about weapons of mass destruction that turned out to be false -- claims that undermined the credibility of the great nation I lead.

A little humility and asking for forgiveness. One can hope can't they?