If a country can win a war by speechifying, then the Bush team is well on its way to “mission accomplished” in Iraq.
The worse it gets over there, the more speeches Americans get, and the more disconnected the inflated rhetoric gets from actual conditions on the ground.
President Bush gave another boilerplate talk Thursday, following the same grossly simplistic and misleading talking points that Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have tested on friendly crowds in recent days.
Americans’ growing doubts about the war aren’t the result of “self-defeating pessimists” (Cheney’s words), but rather the administration’s ongoing failure to establish order and security in Iraq and provide the resources and strategy necessary to win.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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