"The sad truth is that no matter how fervently you may want something (or, perversely, fear something), that of itself will not cause the desired (or feared) event to happen."Or as Mick Jagger put it:
"You can't always get what you want."Jack Welch adds,
"Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish. . . You have to see the world in the purest, clearest way possible, or you can't make decisions on a rational basis."Dr. Sanity remarks,
"When both sides are convinced that the other side is deluding themselves, it becomes extremely important that SOME ADULT SOMEWHERE examine the external reality and follow a process of reason to assess the truth."Ok. Well, check out this process of reason from some adult somewhere, then come back here and tell me again how Iraq is a quagmire.