I’m not sure who said it first, but former Dallas Cowboy quarterback and ABC announcer, the late Don Meredith, made the quote famous. “If all the “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry, Merry Christmas.” This saying can be used after almost every competitive athletic event on any level. For the month of March in high school and college basketball, it has been and will be repeated often. Obviously in a more “life and death” scenario, it may be used in a political sense.
Even though both political parties agreed at the time, what if voting for someone differently would have stopped the whole “weapons of mass destruction” deal at the beginning of this century? What if the last New York City mayor had followed the course of the two former mayors and set an example for other big cities to follow?
What if Benghazi had been handled differently? Would we have had a Democrat president in 2016? What if Joe Biden had run in 2016 instead of Hillary? The mainstream media apparently likes and protects him more. My guess in the “What if” game is he would have won. The present Hunter Biden laptop would have never been discovered.
Finally, without mentioning scores of other “What ifs?” What if the present administration had someone more qualified then Blinken, Sullivan, Austin, Harris (of the famous laughing quote “a friend in need is a friend indeed!”) and company running the show on the present situation in Ukraine? Surely, the liberals have an equivalent of Mike Pompeo or Robert Gates in their ranks of 81 million who voted for the current President.
It’s too late to argue how this present war could have been prevented. Unfortunately the political parties are more concerned on who to blame, or whose feelings may get hurt if we turn the oil spigots back on.
The “Narcan approach” (wait till it happens, then we’ll figure it out) is not the way to govern foreign policy. I’m just hoping someone can help the man in the White House break his string of being wrong on every foreign policy matter soon, or Dandy Don’s other famous quote from lopsided Monday Night Football games “Turn out the lights, the party’s over” is in the future for all of us no matter who we voted for.