I was interested to hear Senator John Warner (R) Virginia, have what proved to be a lively exchange with Tim Russert, Moderator of Meet The Press, on this Sunday August 26, 2007. John Warner has served the State of Virginia since 1978. If there was a "Central Casting", John Warner would be the person any movie studio would want to have in something like "Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington" (James Stewart 1939, you know). Senator Warner is well respected by his "Peers" and most certainly by the citizens of Virginia, they have elected him 5 times. Tim Russert dealt the Senator some typically "Rhetorical" questions dealing with Iraq. If there was a definition of "Quagmire" Iraq would do well in "Websters Dictionary".
The long and short of this issue was rather succintly clear to me as the viewer, the current Government in Iraq is due to fall and the Tribal factions Sunni, Shia etc. will either come together or implode into a total "Black Hole" of Anarchy. Senator Warner has "suggested" or better stated, given President Bush a strong "wink and a nod" to get some teeth in his words. President Bush should listen to this Meet The Press Broadcast, he would see how a professional Leader should field questions from the Media. President Bush should forget about the "Mission Accomplished" and "Bring Them On" sound bits. The World we live in is not that of the early 1950's when the President and I both were watching the old Westerns on Television, when those statements would have played well for 7 and 8 year olds. Back to the Meet The Press interview, The points I took from this interview with Senator Warner included the fact that he (Senator Warner) was clearly paving the way for President Bush to take his lead and step up and announce a beginning to the end of the mess President Bush and his Neo-Conservatives, (Wolfowitz, Cheney, et al. created).
Although, The Senator is 80 years old, he may seek re-election in 2008. Senator Warner would not allow himself to be goaded into a statement that he would say wether he would seek re-election next year, when prodded by Tim Russert. So, let me know your position on this issue and any other you have a passion for.