During a Q&A session with the Orange County Business Council President Bush said that even knowing what he knows today he’d still make the same stupid mistakes if given the chance to do it all again:
President Bush today said mistakes were made in planning for the Iraq invasion, but he defended the troop level he ordered in the initial strike, saying he would have committed the same number if given a second chance.
Recalling his pre-war conversations with Gen. Tommy Franks, who led the invasion and is now retired, Bush told a business group in Irvine, Calif.: “The level that he suggested was the troop level necessary to do the job, and I support it strongly.”
Obviously it wasn’t the necessary troop level to do the job or the job would be getting done, but President Dumbass isn’t capable of grasping this painfully simple truth. OK, let’s be fair here and admit that the troop levels were adequate to topple Saddam, which they were, but not adequate enough to deal with the aftermath of this poorly thought out action.
This next claim, however, just floors me:
He went on to say: “I also want to let you know that before you commit troops that you must do everything that you can to solve the problem diplomatically. And I can look you in the eye and tell you I feel I tried to solve the problem diplomatically to the max and would have committed troops both in Afghanistan and Iraq, knowing what I know today.”
It’s hard not to believe he’s knowingly telling a bald faced lie here because the alternative—that he’s so stunningly dense that x-rays wouldn’t penetrate his skull that he could believe he exhausted every diplomatic option before rushing off to war—is just too frightening to consider given that Iran is practically begging Bush to launch a war on them as of late. I find it very hard to believe he’s that idiotic and can only assume he must be lying his ass off.
At least he’s capable of illustrating what his problem with coming to grips with reality is caused by:
Later, Bush said: “I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true. One, I believe there’s an Almighty. And, secondly, I believe one of the great gifts of the Almighty is the desire in everybody’s soul, regardless of what you look like or where you live, to be free.”
His brain has been so corrupted with his silly God beliefs that it’s become reality immune. A better example of the crippling effects of religious belief is hard to find.