A preview, Bush wants you to clap your hands harder and BELIEVE in Magical September and the Surge & Splurge in the failure that is Iraq. He has willfully lied about so many things, but he wants you to really truly believe with sugar on top, his smirking lips as they tumble over his oft mangled words, the insurgents are in their last throes, we're turning the corner, blah blah blah. The man even looks tired these days as he gets ready to campaign for more deaths and destruction in Iraq. Bush appointed a War Czar that got swallowed whole by the whale bureaucracy in the incompetent White House after he mentioned the need for a, gasp, draft. The military can't take much more in its present deployment configuration. Now we wait for General Petraeus to announce his nonreport that was written by the Bush White House drones. Ta Dah!
"I will discuss the changes our strategy has brought to Iraq. I will lay out a vision for future involvement in Iraq -- one that I believe the American people and their elected leaders of both parties can support," Bush said today in his weekly radio address taped in Australia where he is currently attending the Asia-Pacific meet.
Bush said he will discuss his strategy after hearing from his top military commander in Iraq General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
"Next week, after consulting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, my national security team, members of Congress from both parties, and Iraqi leaders, I will speak directly to the nation about the recommendations General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker have presented to me," Bush said. (photo courtesy MSNBC)Riverbend writes a poetic blog (Baghdad Burning) from Baghdad intermittently. A few days ago she announced her exile to Jordan as she looked back at the country of her birth torn asunder for a lie. There were no WMD's in Iraq and they had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush needs to desperately believe his mistake was just. On the question of American slavery, I will quote the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, "I tremble to think that God is Just". Bush should tremble.
A number of conservatives who discovered rational thinking this year have written some excellent and heartbreaking treatises on this president's malfeasance and the descendancy of the conservative movement. Take heart, elected Democrats are failing to lead and that includes presidential candidates who are not seeking an immediate end to this Iraq travesty. Osama bin Laden released a top viewing video, YouTube-style this week. Why did our incompetent leader Bush not focus on him? (picture courtesy Al Jazeera)
John Dean wrote Conservatives Without a Conscience based on his kind regard for Barry Goldwater and the shift in conservative principles to authoritarianism. Richard Viguerie, a true longtime conservative, wrote Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and other Big Time Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.