Tuesday, July 25, 2006

When Commandars On The Ground Cause Confusion In Our Capital The American People Pay

When "commanders on the ground" cause confusion for the W, Rove and Co, we, the Amreican people, pay. Based on what the President was saying today, it looks like we will get more, not less troops in Iraq. Go figure. What happened to "they stand up so we stand down?"

Note the following paragraph that led me to the title for this post. I sure hope that W unscripted is not as confused as his speechifying leads us to conclude:
PRESIDENT BUSH: One of the things that's important is for -- and one of the reasons why you trust the commanders on the ground is because there needs to be flexibility. And I explained to the Prime Minister that I'll be making my decisions based upon the recommendations of General Casey. And, obviously, the violence in Baghdad is still terrible, and, therefore, there needs to be more troops. In other words, the commanders said, what more can we do; how best to address the conditions on the ground. And they have recommended, as a result of working with the Prime Minister, based upon his recommendation, that we increase the number of U.S. troops in Baghdad, alongside of Iraqi troops. And we're going to do that.

The second request that the Prime Minister made was that he needs more equipment for his troops. And General Dempsey, along with General Casey have reviewed his requests and his ideas. And I told the Prime Minister if this is what these generals recommend, it's what I support.

Conditions change inside a country, Tom. And the question is, are we going to be facile enough to change with -- will we be nimble enough; will we be able to deal with the circumstances on the ground? And the answer is, yes, we will.
I know I am not the only one who would wish that conditions would change in some countries....not the least of which, ours. What was it that Einstein said long ago? Some thing like, "we can't expect to solve the problems we created with the same thinking used to cause them?" Looks like we have some substantial work in front of us come November elections. Time to vote the bastards out and get some new thinking in place to solve the probems created the W, Rove and Co. The time for impeachment is long since nigh.

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