Thursday, September 13, 2007

Synonym for forever

As Atrios has said over and over again through gritted teeth until his blog is blue in the face, the Iraq hawks demand six months (one friedman unit) every six months. These "serious", "centrist" foreign policy "experts" can't imagine any response to quagmire other than staying indefinitely stuck bleeding in the dust.

In psychology, perseverating in the same behavior expecting different results is one definition of insanity.

In business, repeatedly slipping a deadline is bad enough. Slipping it by the same magnitude as your previous estimate can be a firing offense, especially if you do it over and over. Even the software industry can't get away with that kind of who cares attitude.

Six months is a synonym for forever among our political elites. They assume our attention span is less than half a year and that our memories are only slightly better than the typical end stage Alzheimer's patient.

They keep bringing us insanity completely devoid of accountability. And they expect us to continue paying the blood and tax bills and to keep watching them on TV as if they had something useful to say.

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