Tuesday, April 17, 2007

They're Not Buying It

Kevin Drum, on Bush's ever declining poll numbers on the war in Iraq:

This reminds me of the Social Security fiasco: every time Bush opened his mouth on the subject, polls moved in the opposite direction. Now the same thing is happening with Iraq. If he had any brains, he'd just shut up and try to ride it out. His mouth is his own worst enemy.

He might be referring to statements like these:

“The clock is ticking for our troops,” Mr. Bush said, over the gurgling of babies squirming in their mothers’ arms. He went on, “Congress’s failure to fund our troops will mean that the readiness of our forces will suffer.”

“These actions are only the beginning,” he said, “and the longer Congress delays, the worse the impact on the men and women of the Armed Forces will be.”

Because of course the American people are so stupid as to not realize that it was President Bush that sent them over there, that the length and ferocity of his war has damaged military readiness, and his decision to repeatedly extend tours of duty to make up for the lack of soldiers necessary to fight the war. Drum is right. Everything President Bush says is merely further indication of his hypocrisy and willingness to deny reality, and it's so obvious it's painful.

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