Thursday, September 07, 2006

Bush And Lincoln

Both faced tough war related choices during their time in office.

After Fort Sumter was attacked in 1861, Lincoln called up 75,000 troops to serve 90 days, and end the war quickly. But after a streak of Confederate victories, the war suddenly didn't seem like such an easy task. The war finally ended 4 years and 620,000 lives later, but the Union was preserved, and still is today.

The United States entered Iraq expecting a quick war, and an easy victory. We are still in Iraq, and although there have been great leaps and bounds made in Iraq, the war may not be close to over.

What was missed both times was that there are 2 sides in a war, and each one will die to win.

Opinion Journal has the rest. Read it, and see how our greatest leader is not to far off from our current leader.