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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Dangerous Incompetence

Herbert: "The president who displayed his contempt for Iraqi militants two years ago with the taunt "bring 'em on" had to go on television Tuesday night to urge Americans not to abandon support for the war that he foolishly started but can't figure out how to win."

"The incompetence at the highest levels of government in Washington has undermined the U.S. troops who have fought honorably and bravely in Iraq, which is why the troops are now stuck in a murderous quagmire. If a Democratic administration had conducted a war this incompetently, the Republicans in Congress would be dusting off their impeachment manuals."

"Whether one agreed with the launch of this war or not - and I did not - the troops doing the fighting deserve to be guided by leaders in Washington who are at least minimally competent at waging war. That has not been the case, which is why we can expect to remain stuck in this tragic quagmire for the foreseeable future." [NYT]

Wow...and for anyone who actually watched the speech on Tuesday night, did you get anything out of it? Any sense of the truth, or what is REALLY happening in Iraq? There have been successes...but there is also great failure. Are we really going to be stuck in this quagmire for years, sacrificing the lives of our honorable servicemen and women? No one expected him to apologize for LYING this country into war (it would have been a start), but at least he could have resisted the temptation of raising the specter of 9/11. I think we've proved there was no correlation!

Bush's speech on Iraq. [NYT]
The True Cost of War. [NYT]

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