Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just Do It... I Don't Care What You Do... But DO IT!

Beltway logic:

It is evident from the length of this deliberative process and from the flood of leaks that have emerged from Kabul and Washington that the perfect course of action does not exist. Given that reality, the urgent necessity is to make a decision -- whether or not it is right.
So, making a decision quickly is far more important than whether or not one makes the right decision?

Isn't that the logic that led the US into Iraq? Why is Broder considered an intellectual when he is actually spouting spurious nonsense?

Read his article here.


Steel Phoenix said...

I think this highlights a serious flaw in human nature. People have this unshakable feeling that there is a benevolent deity looking out for them, that everything will turn out fine in the end, and in this case, that there is a good solution to every problem, that when life gives you lemons, you get lemonade.

Sometimes every solution comes with pain and sacrifice. Sometimes the government can't fix it, people die, wars are lost, retreat is the best you can do. Sometimes you just have to eat your damn lemons.

Kel said...

I agree, SP. There is also this feeling that it matters more that one looks decisive, rather than whether or not one's decision is the right one.

And Broder is held in high regard. Astonishing.

libhom said...

Broder really made a fool out of himself.

Kel said...

I agree, Libhom. He sounded like an ass. "Do something, anything" ...even if it is wrong.