sacrelicious

Significant ammo for those who think Bush, while in charge and ultimately responsible, was a useful dupe: [Donald Rumsfeld] gave President George Bush secret intelligence briefs headlined with biblical quotations, in a bid to boost his standing with the deeply religious president but one that risked sparking a conflagration in the Muslim world if the … Continue reading sacrelicious

bush administration (sorta) acknowledges incompetence, arrogance

Convenient, now that no one’s paying attention. Item One: Paul Wolfowitz, in his first public remarks on the Iraq war in years, said the American government was “pretty much clueless on counterinsurgency” in the first year of the war. … Mr. Wolfowitz said no one in the Bush administration anticipated that Saddam would order his … Continue reading bush administration (sorta) acknowledges incompetence, arrogance

Good News From Baghdad

No matter your thoughts on the war, every American should welcome this news: The security improvements in most neighborhoods are real. Days now pass without a car bomb, after a high of 44 in the city in February. The number of bodies appearing on Baghdad’s streets has plummeted to about 5 a day, from as … Continue reading Good News From Baghdad

Good News From Baghdad

No matter your thoughts on the war, every American should welcome this news: The security improvements in most neighborhoods are real. Days now pass without a car bomb, after a high of 44 in the city in February. The number of bodies appearing on Baghdad’s streets has plummeted to about 5 a day, from as … Continue reading Good News From Baghdad

Reading Between the Lines

I doubt Bush 41 intended it as such, but he seemed to be making a powerful statement against torture Sunday in a Fox News interview: Wallace: “The President remembered the courage and humanity of American soldiers and he grew emotional.” Bush: “My favorite picture is a picture of American soldiers surrounding a guy whose been … Continue reading Reading Between the Lines

Bush’s speech

He barely mentioned the failed reconciliation attempts within the Iraqi government, or how to reverse that trend. He warned of dire consequences stemming from an American withdrawl, but most of those scenarios have already unfolded. In short, Bush offered nothing new. Nor did he present a realistic portrayal of the challenges facing a divided Iraq. … Continue reading Bush’s speech