Congressman Jim Leach, one of the very best and most respectable Republicans in American government, has now come out against the madness that has been unleashed upon Iraq, saying: "I think that is one of the most misguided assumptions in the history of United States' strategic thinking".
"If we stay longer, we are going to have more, not fewer, problems in Iraq, and ... consequently more problems around the world and potentially in the United States as well," Leach said. And Senator Hollins says Iraq is, chapter and verse, Vietnam.
But things are not getting any better here either. For example, U.S. October layoffs have surged 125% , and since the President’s first round of tax cuts in 2001, the economy has hemorrhaged 2.75 million jobs. This is not good. This is bad. Much worse than 4 years ago. Infinitely worse. Not at all worth propping up with your vote. Best to let the power fall. At least Bush's power. Students are already calling for his recall, and 44% of Americans polled said they would vote against Bush, while only 38% said they would vote for him.
I say let him be Baseball Comissioner. He is more suited for that role. And no one has to die for him to profit.
Even his father, George Bush Sr., in his book "A World Transformed" made this warning:
"I firmly believed we should not march into Baghdad ...To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us and make a broken tyrant, into a latter-day Arab hero …
...assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an unwinnable urban guerrilla war. "
If only little George had learned to read...