< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Winning?

Monday, December 19, 2005


If you have to say you're winning, it's a dead giveaway that you know you're losing.

Victory is victory only when it's apparent on the scoreboard, and cheerleading doesn't change the score. W's insistence that we're winning only invites his audience to look at the score, which says we're losing. We're already in the fourth quarter, and the bad guys have the ball.

And just to be clear: "at least" rhetoric, like "At least Saddam is gone" or "at least they had an election," is no more reassuring than saying "at least we scored some touchdowns, even if they scored more."

Won't be long before the cheerleader leaves the stadium.
And history records the loss--and the loser.