After reading the transcript this morning of President Bush’s speech last night, I feel neither safe from terrorists nor optimistic about prospects for Iraq.
What passed for a more humble President Bush went fishing last night. I doubt the fish are going to bite on the bait he cast into the pond. He still does not understand that Iraq was never the fish we needed to catch in his so-called war on terror.
What he is doing by increasing troop levels is tailor made for disaster. What is just as scary is his reasoning for increasing troop levels.
Here are his opening words.
Good evening. Tonight in Iraq, the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged in a struggle that will determine the direction of the global war on terror and our safety here at home. The new strategy I outline tonight will change America’s course in Iraq, and help us succeed in the fight against terror.
After almost five years, he cannot possibly believe that. Why does he expect me to believe it?