We got rid of the echo chambers of congress, but we still have Georgie flying solo for the next two years. Should be fun. Especially in light of his latest pronouncement during his current tour of Republics formerly Owned by the Soviet Union. As reported by the NY Times, Mr. Bush is prepping his Iraqi puppet for a new role as scapegoat.
Foreshadowing his message to Mr. Maliki, he said he would press the Iraqi prime minister to lay out a strategy for stopping the killings.
“My questions to him will be: ‘What do we need to do to succeed? What is your strategy in dealing with the sectarian violence?’ ” Mr. Bush said. “I will assure him that we will continue to pursue Al Qaeda to make sure that they do not establish a safe haven in Iraq.”
Really. The What’s Your Strategy game is supposed to mask the US Iraq strategy that’s been AWOL since the beginning? What kind of fools does he take us for?
That’s rhetorical, friends.
But if I were to answer, I might have to take notice of how Mr. Bush refuses to utter the words "civil war," even after NBC decided at last to label the "conflict" rightly.
NBC News said Monday that its reporters and anchors would begin referring to the ongoing sectarian strife in Iraq as a "civil war," a move that reflects the news media’s use of increasingly stark language to characterize the escalating violence gripping the country.
NBC’s decision, which came after a particularly deadly series of retaliatory attacks in Baghdad, makes it the first television network to officially adopt the term "civil war," a description the Bush administration has resisted.
Although our Decider-in Chief says Iraq is still insurgent, the media goes ahead and makes it an official Civil War ™. Never mind the media has been using the phrase for the past two months. Now that the election’s over and the Democrats have emerged from the Phoenix’s ashes of defeat, one news outlet has a sudden case of gumption. Bully!
And if I were to answer to how foolish our President believes we are, I would notice his phraseology during his denouncement of a possible thinning US presence in Iraq. According the the same NT Times report, he vowed not to withdraw troops "until the mission is complete."
Wait a minute! Is he now saying his mission is NOT accomplished?