Sterling Ambivalence (sterlingnorth) wrote,
Sterling Ambivalence
sterlingnorth

It doesn't mean what you think it does...

I've held my tongue long enough, but every time I listen to this administration talk about this war, I feel myself becoming stupider.

Asked yesterday whether the new US casualties are leading to a reassessment of the US strategy, White House spokesman Tony Snow responded: ``No, the strategy is to win.''


"To win" is not a strategy. To win is a goal. A strategy is a plan, a set of actions you embark on to obtain that goal. "Stay the course" is not a strategy, but a informationless tautology. My strategy is to continue with my strategy.

Why does no one with a press pass care that questions aren't being answered? I actually heard a news anchor speak of a "Stay the Course Strategy" as if it actually described something.


Thinking some more, "to win" is only a goal if there is some idea what "to win" means. Since this war is now in some overtime no-plan land (thanks, Rumsfeld), and definitions of success or winning is offered on an ad-hoc basis, will someone please ask if there is in fact a goal, much less a strategy to reach that goal!
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