Success Finally Redefined!

We all know the redefined victory we're working towards in Iraq: "a country that can govern itself, defend itself, and sustain itself." For quite some time it has been clear that this even this hollow, Iran-emboldening "victory" is beyond our reach. Well, today our President lowered the limbo bar a bit further:

Either we'll succeed, or we won't succeed. And the definition of success as I described is sectarian violence down. Success is not, no violence. There are parts of our own country that have got a certain level of violence to it. But success is a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives. And that's what we're trying to achieve.

An "acceptable level of violence," indeed. I wonder, how many carbombs a week would we, as Americans, decide is "acceptable" to live with?

How long do you think we'll have to wait before a minimal and temporary decrease in violence renders a level declared "acceptable?" How many Americans will die in the interim?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see a like thinker-yes Bush thinks this could be a bloody month but takes no responsability for getting us into this dark hole.