Keith is usually spot-on in his comments about Bush and the damage he's done to the entire world, but mostly to the US and to Iraq.
As he deceived the troops at Al-Asad Air Base yesterday with the tantalizing prospect that some of them might not have to risk being killed and might get to go home…http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090507A.shtml
Mr. Bush probably did not know that, with his own words, he had already proved that he had been lying… is lying… will be lying.... about Iraq.
He presumably did not know, that there had already appeared those damning excerpts from Robert Draper's book "Dead Certain."
"I'm playing for October-November," Mr. Bush said to Draper.
That, evidently, is the time during which, he thinks he can sell us the real plan.
Which is, to quote him: "To get us in a position where the presidential candidates, will be comfortable about sustaining a presence."Comfortable" - that is - with saying about Iraq, again quoting the President, "stay... longer."
And there it is, Sir.
We've caught you.
Your goal is not to bring some troops home - maybe - if we let you have your way now;
Your goal is not to set the stage for eventual withdrawal;
You are, to use your own disrespectful, tone-deaf word, playing at getting the next Republican nominee to agree to jump into this bottomless pit with you, and take us with him, as we stay in Iraq for another year, and another, and another, and anon.
Sen. Biden, who isn't one of my favorite people, is at least standing up presently and saying Patraeus is DEAD FLAT WRONG on Iraq. Biden says Bush has no workable war plan:
Biden contended that Bush's main strategy was to buy time and extend the troop presence in Iraq long enough to push the burden onto the next president, who takes office in January 2009, to fix the sectarian strife.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20676775/
"This president has no plan — how to win and how to leave," Biden said.