Is eight and a half years too little time to make up our mind about something?
According to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the answer is yes. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Secretary Gates chided Americans for what he called a “rush to judgment” about the war, adding that everyone needs to “give us a little time to have this work.”
Memo to "barking mad" SecDef Gates: if this process hasn't worked in almost 9 years, there is no "rush to judgment" on the part of the American people.
There has been a true moment of clarity for all thinking Americans that this war is unwinnable by any military definition.
They want this illegal and immoral war defunded and concluded immediately, and our troops brought home now, and cared for.
This war has nothing to do with US security, and everything to do with potential private profit from oil, drugs, and minerals.
In terms of public awareness for the reasons this war is being waged, the party's over, SecDef Gates; and unfortunately, the only people who don't understand this are the folks in the White House, Congress,the Pentagon, and the State Department.