Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"You can't fix in six months what it took 35 years to destroy."

Wise words fromThe Command Post.

"You can't fix in six months what it took 35 years to destroy."

These words, spoken by Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's first democratically elected Prime Minister in half a century, should be inscribed in three-foot tall characters as a preface to all the reporting from Iraq.

And also be inscribed in the minds of the American and British people and their elected representatives.

Germany didn't get its first democratically elected government until August 14 1949, almost 10 years after it started WW2, and 4 years after its defeat.