Some choice examples of unrealistic and misguided wartime optimism:
"It is a love-fest over there…. It's a beautiful story."
--Sen. Jim Inhofe, Feb. 12, 2005"The war is going extremely well. Things are going according to plan."
--Rep. John Sullivan, Jan. 16, 2004
"I am saying that you are going to see…more and more of our troops coming back."
--Sen. Jim Inhofe, Jan. 3, 2006
"We had plenty of reasons to be in Iraq besides weapons of mass destruction."
--Sen. Tom Coburn, June 18, 2004
Guess those Republican rose-colored glasses have been way too effective. They certainly haven't allowed our political leaders to see the horrors of an elective war that has put our fighting men and women in the middle of a civil war with no end in sight.