Saturday, December 09, 2006

More reasons

for impeachment:
Bush said he talked about "the need for a new way forward in Iraq" in his morning session with leaders from both parties and chambers of Congress, "and we talked about the need to work together on this important subject."

But some Democrats came away unconvinced that major changes were coming.

"I just didn't feel there today, the president in his words or his demeanor, that he is going to do anything right away to change things drastically," Senate Majority Leader-elect Harry Reid, D-Nev., said following the Oval Office meeting. "He is tepid in what he talks about doing. Someone has to get the message to this man that there have to be significant changes."

Instead, Bush began his talk by comparing himself to President Harry S Truman, who launched the Truman Doctrine to fight communism, got bogged down in the Korean War and left office unpopular.

Bush said that "in years to come they realized he was right and then his doctrine became the standard for America," recalled Senate Majority Whip-elect Richard Durbin, D-Ill. "He's trying to position himself in history and to justify those who continue to stand by him, saying sometimes if you're right you're unpopular, and be prepared for criticism."

Durbin said he challenged Bush's analogy, reminding him that Truman had the NATO alliance behind him and negotiated with his enemies at the United Nations. Durbin said that's what the Iraq Study Group is recommending that Bush do now - work more with allies and negotiate with adversaries on Iraq.

Bush, Durbin said, "reacted very strongly. He got very animated in his response" and emphasized that he is "the commander in chief."

He's the Commander in Chief. This is our Commander in Chief.

Why does he feel he has to remind people?

Everyone knows if you have to talk about it, you aren't doing it.

Harry Truman fought in World War I, and made rank. Harry Truman wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, nor was he a rightwing Christian nutcase.

He was For Real.

Everything that comes out of El Presidente's mouth is, of course, a lie. In fact, that's the perfect filter for understanding what he's actually saying. Dishonesty.

Here's what I fear instead. Cheney and this guy are not going to pull out while in office. They will seek to saddle the next President with a direction nobody wants but, if they manage to fire off nukes to Iran, America will be branded with.

They are already discussing, maybe even implementing the El Salvadorification of the Iraq counterinsurgency, i.e. Death Squads. Picking the Shiite side, non-al-Sadr, and letting the Sunni and other bodies fall where they may.

I say, maybe some over here.

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