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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bush's "I Screwed Up Tour" Continues its Mission of Duping America


Never one to let the Democrats out-maneuver him, President Bush has decided that he can criticize the Iraq war better than his detractors. And thus we have the brand-new Rovian strategy: eating crow with a humble-pie chaser. For the fifth time in three weeks, Bush went before the cameras to sell his bungled war to the masses. But this time it should be called "The I screwed Up Tour."

Doing a political 180, Bush has finally admitted that the pre-war intelligence was all wrong and that he as president must take responsibility for sending the troops to war. No WMD, no AL Qaeda connections, so no threat to America, right? Guess again. Just when you'd think the president would make that very logical conclusion and admit the war was a mistake, he utters the same infuriating rhetoric we've heard ad nauseum since 2002:

"My decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision," the newly humbled one said this week. "Saddam was a threat and the American people, and the world is better off because he is no longer in power."

How can this be? How could the intelligence--the same intel used to justify the war--be wrong and yet the war still justified? Why offer a mea culpa if you completely negate it's impact by staying on message about this non-existent threat? I'll tell you why. Because Americans, at best temporarily, believe this crap. A new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows that 48% of the country believes the war was a mistake, as opposed to 54 percent of those polled last month. And, Bush's approval rating is 42 percent, up 4 percent from November.

But like all the other Bush bounces, this one will be short-lived, especially as the violence in Iraq continues to escalate and the fragile Democracy faces severe challenges, as many experts fear.

The Bushies' new strategy is to put some humility into their usually cocky, infallible president. To show that he is able to admit mistakes. Able to admit things are not going as planned. Able to admit the war has killed tens of thousands. But in true Bush fashion, none of this detracts from his rhetoric that the war is still a success and there's progress everywhere.

But what these masterful political operatives arrogantly keep failing to realize is that they'll eventually pay the price of lying and deceiving Americans. They already are. They're currently embroiled in a veritable litany of controversy, scandal and criminal charges. And it's only going to get worse.

4 Comments:

  • At 10:13 AM, Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said…

    But like all the other Bush bounces, this one will be short-lived..

    Andy, your right on this one. The only thing Bush did was rally his uninformed base. Already you can see that The Shia Religious majority is gonna take over and there is evidence of voter fraud in the much touted elections. Also, the Sunnis know now that they are screwed...is it civil war yet?

    Also, watch the Abramoff scandal start to pick up steam after the first of the year...just in time for the run up to the 06 elections.

    As far as Bush..same clueless chump different rap.

    By the By...has anyone seen Spinachboy or All I can Stands lately since all this bad news about Bush/Gop started???

    Smoe

     
  • At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Joe Smoe is on the right end of this... there are 2 political agendas in play here.

    1) Trying to save the 2006 elections (before they have to steal them)
    2) Personal gain so Bush can try and save his popularity numbers and try to not be the worst.prez.evar!

     
  • At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    All it is is more lying. More couching. "I'm sorry we screwed up, but regardless...we're really not wrong." These guys make me sick

     
  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger Dicky Neely said…

    I agree with your sentiments here. This presidency is the worst of all time!
    Wasn't that journalist, really one several, that took money to turn out stories favorable to the administration named Armstrong Williams?

     

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