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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Friday, November 11, 2005

Bush Fights back, gets betrayed by own senators

It's kind of painful to view the Bush abandonment watch by the same senators he helped give a majority to in office, but me guesses this is the way it is in DC. President Bush strongly rebuked congressional critics of his Iraq war policy Friday, accusing them of being "deeply irresponsible" and sending the wrong signal both to America's enemy and to U.S. troops. "The stakes in the global war on terror are too high, and the national interest is too important, for politicians to throw out false charges," Bush said in his most combative defense yet of his rationale for invading Iraq in March 2003. [...] "When I made the decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power, Congress approved it with strong bipartisan support," Bush said in a Veterans Day speech at Tobyhanna Army Depot. "While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began." And he is kind of right on that one. Right or wrong to do it, the congress and the senate both agreed on this, with almost half of the country begging them not to do it, and it helped them win elections when it was popular. Now that it isn't, and elections again are around the corner, you can't run around saying "we were duped". That's bullshit.


At 11/12/2005 01:07:00 AM, Anonymous Jordan from Left Canada said...

It's true, suddenly everyone has seen the light and reversed their position.

If you are for a war, you have to go in knowing you might lose. If you are against a war, you have to go in knowing you might be preventing real progress.

I still think the ironic thing is that if Bush just relied on the truth (such as shaking up the middle-east) and excersised some humility (although he does look cute in his figher-pilot uniform), he would have more support.

Are things changing in the middle east? Are the Islamist using democrasy to issue in theocratic governments?

I don't think anyone knows for sure. I have high hopes for Lebenan and Jordan, not so high for Iraq, Iran, Syria, North Africa, and Palestine.

As for Egypt, well Sandmonkey is the authority on that subject. Personally, the Muslim Brotherhood scares the hell out of me.

Problem with reform is it takes decades. If bush's plan works, who ever is in office 10 years from now will be taking the credit!

At 11/12/2005 08:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is absoluetly right on this one. The Senate intellegence committee sees the same exact info that the President gets and each one of them voted for the war, the rest of the Senate sees a watered down version for security reasons.

The notiuon that he lied about why we were going in is BS! If one goes back and reads the actual things that were said by the Whitehouse and don't rely upon journalists to tell them what to think they will see that saying that is nothing more than false rhetoric. He has much more support still than the media would have you believe.

I'm waiting for the Whitehouse to drop something on the left. I just smell it coming. Let them hang by their own words so to speak. I predict it will be just before Nov. '06. Merry Fitzmas!;)

At 11/13/2005 04:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that in the U.S. these days "We were duped" is a perfectly acceptable excuse for your actions. After all, in the 2000 elections almost half the country bought into the "We are too stupid in Florida" to vote correctly" meme...


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