Hold on to your hearts and wallet time or as we used to say in the Navy...grab the Vaseline and bend over! We are about to hear one more time about Bush's pain and sorrow. He is going to tell us one more time that our commitment isn't open-ended and He is going to tell us how he shares our "frustration" with the progress in the war. What he is NOT going to tell us is that he doesn't give a flying fuck what the vast majority of Americans think and that he is going continue the mindless disaster in Iraq for as long as he can. Screw the dead and screw the cost...bring it on!
Here we are months after more than 60% of Americans have come to their senses and are insisting that they want a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq immediately. Weekly more and more GOP leaders are defecting from the "stay the course" strategy and from his failed leadership. And now, today, the poster boy for failure and ineptitude will begin to lay out his "vision" for the "post-surge" in Iraq and:
...will launch a campaign emphasizing his intent to draw down U.S. forces next year and move toward a more limited mission if security conditions improve, senior officials said yesterday.
...Bush plans to lay out what an aide called "his vision for the post-surge" starting in Cleveland today to assure the nation that he, too, wants to begin bringing troops home eventually.
Pardon me for actually understanding what you are saying but doesn't "if security conditions improve," and "bringing troops home eventually." mean that nothing is going to change and that we are just going to have more of the same? We are also supposed to believe that this revolutionary new "stratergy" took days of "intense internal discussions," for the brain trust at the White House. Is the White House finally beginning to recognize that 3 out 4 people in this country think we need to begin redeployments immediately and that this was the cause for Bush:
...and his team concluded that he needed to shift his message to show that he shares the goals of his increasingly restless Republican caucus and the broader public.
It took "days of intense internal discussions" to figure out how to once again tell the American people to go fuck themselves in a new and improved way. This excerpt from yesterday's White House press briefing tells the whole scary story:
There is no recognition of the abject failure of this misadventure. No acknowledgment that we have spent 610 Billion dollars (on theChinese MasterCard no less) for nothing but destroying a country, killing nearly four thousand American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens. No apology for destroying America's credibility with the rest of the world.
Q ...is there no debate in the White House about pulling troops back or drawing down now, for any reason -- political, or whatever?
MR. SNOW: No, the conversation is always about what do you do to succeed in Iraq.
Do you ever ask yourself what we would have had to pay Saddam in cold hard cash just to go away somewhere? We could have surely got him cheaper than this and nobody would have had to die. They could have even kept it a secret for all I care. Pay him a lot of money, buy him an island somewhere or a ritzy Paris apartment, whatever, on the agreement that he announces his retirement and leaves Iraq and take his family of hoodlums with him. Makes sense to me.