If Iraq Keeps Shooting Us, We'll Stop Mowing Their Lawn: Great Moments in House Rhetoric
Florida Republican Ric Keller, speaking in favor of the Democratic Iraq withdrawal plan:
Let me give you an analogy. Imagine your next door neighbor refuses to mow his lawn and the weeds are all the way up to his waist. You decide you're going to mow his lawn for him every single week. The neighbor never says thank you. He hates you and sometimes he takes out a gun and shoots at you.
Under these circumstances, do you keep mowing his lawn forever? Do you send even more of your family members over to mow his lawn? Or do you say to that neighbor, 'You better step it up and mow your own lawn or there's going to be serious consequences for you'?
We know they have "shoot first" laws out there in Florida, but this analogy still seems like a bit of a reach to us. Hell, Iraq's a desert -- how much maintenance could their lawn even need?