Administration finds the silver lining of massive defeat!
"I know what the president thinks. I know what I think. And we're not looking for an exit strategy. We're looking for victory," Cheney said in an interview posted on Time magazine's Web site Thursday.
Well gideeyap! We're doing so fucking good, we're gonna keep doing it and it's gonna work! No, we're not going to do anything different, but it's gonna get better.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein
Maybe Sci-Fi has it right, as well:
Flexibility - the ability to change your opinion or course of action, if shown clear evidence you were wrong.
Satiability - the ability to feel satisfaction if you actually get what you said you wanted, and to transfer your strivings to other goals.
Extrapolation - an ability to realistically assess the possible consequences of your actions and to empathize, or guess how another person might think or feel.
"Transparent Hand" David Brin
Paraphrsing Al Franken, when confronted by a speaker who (whimsically) reflected the Administrations position that giving a date-certain for withdrawal from Iraq would encourage the terrorists to wait, " Like then they would raise hell, and they aren't now?!?!"