The problem with the President is that he cannot admit his mistakes. He still is trying to win opinions with the old thinking. Moreover, he does not see that he has lost the hearts and minds of the American people.
Remember way back when, just after W was selected? W said that he had tremendous "political capital,” and that he intended to spend it. Well, it's been spent. Have a look at this bit he tossed out at an Orin Hatch for Senate fund raiser:
I saw a threat in Iraq. As a matter of fact, members of both political parties in the United States Congress saw the same threat. Nations around the world saw the threat. And the threat was a tyrant who brutally murdered thousands of his own citizens; a tyrant who had invaded his neighbors; a tyrant who had used weapons of mass destruction on his people; a tyrant who previous administrations had declared a state sponsor of terror; a tyrant who, when the world spoke through the United Nations, ignored the world. I think when the world speaks it must mean what it says. And so we gave the tyrant one last chance to disclose and disarm, or face serious consequences. It was his choice to make. The world is safer, the Iraqi people are better, the cause for liberty is more advanced because Saddam Hussein is no longer in power. (Applause.)Why people still lap this up is beyond me. And those that agree with W when he says, that "the world is a safer place because Saddam Hussein is no longer in power," I say prove it.