When amateurs get involved in wars

George Bush and Ehud Olmert have much in common. Both are sagging desperately in the polls , and both have exhibited a penchant for going to war for the wrong reasons, poorly prepared, and without any idea of what would be involved for achieve their unrealistic objectives.

“The decision to respond with an immediate, intensive military strike (to the capture of two soldiers) was not based on a detailed, comprehensive and authorized military plan…”

Is it any wonder that both have received failed grades and dismal reports cards over their respective wars?

Most disturbing of all, is that far from being put off and learning lessons from their mistakes, both are talking up bigger more dangerous military adventures.

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