Monday | October 06, 2003
Do over in Iraq and Afghanistan
According to GOP spin and talking points, weren't things in Iraq and Afghanistan going great? Weren't reports of violence and chaos media-induced "if it bleeds, it leads" sensationalism? Well, it looks like the Bush apologists will have to change their tune, since not even the White House is singing it.
The White House has ordered a major reorganization of American efforts to quell violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and to speed the reconstruction of both countries, according to senior administration officials.There's no doubt, despite the protestations of Bush's apologists, that the administration has botched the war efforts. And despite what that "senior administration official" said, this White House is already accountable for its failures.
This is Bush's War. Plain and simple. Things didn't turn out as advertised. The war didn't give Bush a free pass in 2004. One by one, every single one of Bush's lies (and those of his cronies) are being exposed. And the president's numbers are plummeting accordingly.
They wanted their war. They got it. And now they're desperately trying to clean things up. They've always been accountable for their failures. For the pilfering of American taxpayers for the PNAC fantasy. For the cost in human lives unecessarily snuffed out.
But now they'll be running the operation directly from inside the White House, rather than from Rummy's Pentagon.
And somehow I'm not reassured.Posted October 06, 2003 01:25 AM | Comments (136)