Well, I didn't find the President's speech to be comedic. He was probably anxious to even have to make such an address since it basically brought him to the admission that we need some help in Iraq. And it's true: in lots of ways, we underestimated what we were going to need going in. But why can't our so-called friends help us out now that we have removed the regime? We have a fait accompli and need only the help that allies should be able to supply if they and the world at large are truly interested in the movement toward peace that we Americans have begun.
No matter what, the President has taken on a very great mission and we are right to see it through to its conclusion. A liberated Iraq and a liberated Afghanistan are worth our sacrifices. We will see the end of the theocracy in Iran and we will someday walk freely in the streets of Syria and Lebanon.
But all that is sick in Islam must first be purged. That will take very great violence. But those peoples will be freed, whether it takes their spattered blood or grateful consent. Makes no difference to me.