Monday, January 22, 2007

Unstoppable Ignorance

Once again, George Bush, "The decider", is deciding to ignore the advice of those in the know, and the will of the people. In spite of his constant promises to "Listen to the Generals in the field", he is instead listening to a small minority that believes that increasing troop strength in Iraq is the right strategy. Generals Abizaid and Casey, both opponents of the idea, have been replaced. The Baker-Hamilton report has been ignored. The clear wishes of the majority of the electorate have been dismissed, and Bush has declared that Congress cannot stop him. As if the incredible hubris were not enough, the problem is that Bush and team have not been right about ONE SINGLE THING in Iraq. They were wrong about the WMD. They were wrong about ties to Al Qaeda. They were wrong about nukes from Africa. They were wrong about the duration. They were wrong about the costs. They were wrong about how we would be received. They were wrong about the strength of the insurgency. They were wrong about the balance between military and political solutions. Yet in spite of all this, Bush still believes he stands virtually alone in knowing the right solution. Sad thing is, he's right about one thing - Nobody can stop him.

4 Comments:

Blogger Milo Johnson said...

He is going to force the Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings on him, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales and Condoleezza Rice. President Pelosi, anyone?

9:38 PM  
Blogger Mary K. Goddard said...

I wish....

11:29 PM  
Blogger Milo Johnson said...

Sooner or later he is going to make a play that can not go unchallenged. He thinks he can push forever, but at some point the pressure from the citizenry will force Congress' hand.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

I hope...

8:28 AM  

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