The arrogance of this government should serve as a powerful reminder to future governments. You do not win by repeating mistakes. Mistakes are meant to teach lessons, not to embolden a leader to continue in his endeavors.
Sometimes boldness can be a great asset in crucial positions, but boldness has led many men to sacrifice other lives. Here in this latter case, boldness is replaced with an unreasonable stubbornness. These precious lives deserve to live, to rear children, and to be productive citizens, not to be killed for unjust reasons.
Throughout history, noble causes have been defended by a minority. That is, they began small and grew to an overwhelming number. This is because the majority became persuaded by the cause of the minority. In the case of this administration, their support began large, a majoritarian elite replete with gifted PR spokesman, but now it has dwindled to a few loud and angry talkshow hosts and once respected politicians who have invested so much of their last few years in this one cause that it is a part of who they are. They just cannot let go; they are too arrogant to admit their mistakes (Chuck Hagel excluded from this list and an increasing number). Little do they know that their stubborn pride will trouble their consciences for as long as they live.