Just a quick entry to bring attention to Bush’s latest antics on the campaign trail. As though taking a cue from Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, Bush has officially acknowledged a miscalculation concerning the military invasion of Iraq. I guess we could call it a “war-drove malfunction”
In an interview with The New York Times, Bush said for the first time that he made a “miscalculation of what the conditions would be” after U.S. troops went to Iraq and toppled Saddam’s regime in May 2003. The insurgency, he maintained, was the unintended result of a “swift victory” that led to Iraqi troops disappearing into the cities and mounting a rebellion.
Gee, do ya think so Bushie? You mean your excellent war cabinet didn’t foresee the possibility that after a war utilizing cluster bombs, uranium tipped munitions, 5000 lb bunker busters and Napalm (yes Napalm) against a society which is basically still living in the middle ages, the Iraqis might use the only option left available to them: guerrilla warfare? Hadn’t you learned anything from Afghanistan.
Elaborating on Bush’s comments about Iraq, White House press secretary Scott McClellan said there were “things we expected to happen that did not happen” such as a flood of refugees, starvation and widespread destruction of oil fields.
Because you planned for those contingencies dumb-asses! The oil fields were heavily protected. Food packets were made available so the need for survivors to look for refuge was minimized. The Iraqis had nowhere else to go. We destroyed their infrastructure (through the execution of two wars) then American taxpayers paid to build it back, and slowly that is taking place, yet you forgot to adequately allow for the dissidents, or convinced yourselves they would be few in number.
But Bush still wants us to believe he’s able to make the most intelligent decisions.
In a six-day tour of battleground states starting Friday in Miami, Bush wants to demonstrate his ambition to reach beyond his conservative base and appeal to undecided voters. In doing so, he is advancing the argument that the country will be safer with him in charge because he makes the tough decisions and sticks with them.
I don’t know about making tough decisions, unless by that they mean decisions to conveniently admit during a re-election push that they were blind-sided by unknowable circumstances even when those circumstances should be included in any good war game scenario and have been previously experienced should count as responsible leadership.
I want a president who cannot admit he is wrong. Who obstinately stands by his bad decisions, and when he does admit to bad decision making, he does so ambiguously enough that it seems more like a defensive rejoinder than an apology. I want a man like this for my president (again) and I trust him to make intelligent decisions.
Yeah, right! This ape should never have held this office to begin with. This is just more manipulation from a miscreant who has spent his entire life using others for self gain.
You’re the Emperor with no clothes, Mr. President and your nipple is showing.