December 09, 2006
Bush is no Truman!
Bush seems to think that in the end his "Iraqi Folly," will be justified and that like Harry Truman, his legacy will be acknowledged with time...
Durbin said he challenged Bush's analogy, reminding him that Truman had the NATO alliance behind him and negotiated with his enemies at the United Nations. Durbin said that's what the Iraq Study Group is recommending that Bush do now - work more with allies and negotiate with adversaries on Iraq.
I can just imagine him pouting and stomping his feet!
I understand why so many conservatives, especially bloggers, just keep defending this guy. He is just too much of an embarrassment for them to acknowledge how monumentally wrong they were... This guy has been playing Generalisimo for the last six years, spent hundreds of billions of our dollars, sent thousands of our young people to Iraq to die, while it appears that NO ONE in his family has come close to serving in "Bush's war." A civil war rages in Iraq... The situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating daily. The World hates America. Our President is considered a buffoon at best... And conservative bloggers focus on whether an Iraqi Police Captain is REAL OR NOT? I mean whether some people were set on fire outside a Mosque may or may not be true... But the reality is that dozens die daily in Iraq, including our soldiers. Where is the outrage about that...
I guess for people who have been writing about how much "better" things are in Iraq for the last two years, it's hard to pass up dissecting some bad news, that may not have happened. I mean, they all want the Media to write "smoke rings up your ass stories," about hospitals and schools, and how many Iraqis love the Invasion. Or maybe, with the devastating loss in November, they are longing for the days of Rathergate, Cigars champaign and, "taunting the Liberals." Sorry dude, it will be two years before you can even THINK about taunting a Liberal again. Every day looks worse, and the Frat Boy YOU elected President has done more damage to our international prestige... And our wallet:
And even if we're able to constrain discretionary spending for the next ten years to the rate of inflation, which we haven't for a long time, we still face large and growing structural deficits in the years ahead. Bottom line? The status quo is unacceptable and unsustainable. We're on an imprudent and unsustainable fiscal path. Tough choices are required. We will not be able to grow our way out of this problem. Anybody who says that suffers from two problems. Number one, they have not studied economic history adequately; and number two; they probably wouldn't do real well at math. Because the numbers just don't add up.
Than generations can hope to fix...
Well, at least some people came to their senses, or maybe it's not that at all... Maybe it's just that some people have integrity and don't march in lockstep when the people in front of them are all farting... I don't know. But I am glad there are people out there who put principle before political party.
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