Saturday, January 27, 2007


George Bush is still an asshole, and nothing's gonna change that at this point. I'm not wading into a "policy" discussion here on Iraq -- it's clear to anyone with either a brain or a shred of honesty that the Adminstration plan is insane at best, cynically evil at worst.

That said, in the middle of whining & pouting about "inflexibility" and "partisanship" in DC, look at how the Jackass-in-Chief responsed to questions about how he'll proceed with his Iraq troop increase plan in the absence of Congressional support:
"I'm the decision-maker."
What a clown. At this point it's no longer maddening, nor frustrating, nor even weirdly humorous when he goes into his Decider routine.

It's just pathetic.


Anonymous Toast said...

He's the Commander In Chief, right? It's been days, no weeks, since he's seen fit to remind us of that.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

This is one of those things that's mysterious to me, it seems every left of center blog I've read the last few days is irritated by this - at the same time ignoring Pelosi flatly stating a few days ago on the morning news shows that they are *not* going to defund the war. Seems like that would be getting more attention, since the Dems just won both houses on an anti-war platform.

And if everyone agrees the 'surge' is a bad idea, then why was Petraeus just unanimously confirmed? He is after all the chief architect of that plan. If Dems think that plan is such a terrible idea then why would they unanimously vote to confirm him? I'm just sayin'.

Bush will be gone soon enough, and will steadily decrease in relevance over the coming months. What occupies my thoughts is what will happen then (Jan 2009).

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Dwilkers - Legit points re Pelosi & the gang. I've got my eyes on what they're doing.

But Bush has been at this for 6 years, and he's the architect of the mess. I'm not letting him off the hook, nor am I letting him share the blame. It's his.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

Nobody is going to let him slide Mike, his legacy will be defined by Iraq.

Well some will excuse it I suppose. I suspect though that history is going to judge this very harshly.

We went to war under what turned out to be false pretenses. That's ugly. Now we either cannot or will not change strategy to stabilize that country and get our beer drinking butts out.

The whole thing looks like a fiasco - and that doesn't even start on the 'might makes right' philosophy that underlies the action. Just because we CAN invade a country and hang their leader doesn't mean we have a right to do so. I don't think people - especially on the right - have given that the thought it deserves.

And all the politicians in DC including the Dems stand around bloviating over it but when it comes time to cast a vote...

Its so transparently cynical its sickening.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous mort said...

Pitiful, just pitiful.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mike,

I think you miss the point entirely.

He IS the decision maker, the buck stops there, etc. That IS the role of the Executive Branch - to make the right decisions and see them through competently.

I think we should amplify and publicize this fact as much as possible - it is Bush and his Cabinet that have made the plans, taken the decisions and applied the policy. Yessir, he and his run the show 100%. He is by right and by law the Captain of the Ship of State.

So, how come Iraq is a mess after more years than it took to win World War II, New Orleans was destroyed, there are illegal wire-taps on our phones and why does the rest of the civilized world hate our guts? How come we have so much debt that we rely on China to lend us a trillion dollars?

It is because you are an incompetent Captain. A gross failure as Chief Executive and Commander in Chief. You ARE the decider and the decisions you make are spectacularly and dangerously wrong.

Resign now before you do more harm.

6:19 AM  

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