He’s at it again! Click here for a transcript of last night’s speech…that way you don’t have to hear it with his idiotic drawl that sounds like he was hardly educated in a prestigious Ivy League school: http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/10/bush.transcript/index.html
What we’re seeing here is an increase in troops to a region that has clearly devolved into sectarian violence, i.e. civil war without any clear understanding of how this is different from our original plan of “stay the course”. This is “stay the course” with more troops. I feel sorry for the 21,500 people who are now going to have to be deployed to fuel a civil war in a country that is hardly democratic. They should just start calling it the People’s Democratic Republic of Iraq. Because everybody knows that any country that calls itself democratic has to be (North Korea, Congo, East Timor).
Anyway, most of the rest is just rhetoric about how he’s made mistakes and accepts the blame, but he swears that this time will be different because the Iraqi PM promises that things will get better with a zero tolerance policy for sectarian outlaws. Hooey, I say.
See you in the funny papers!