Saturday, November 12, 2005

300th Post = Bush on the Defensive

George Bush is on the offensive. He's had all he can stands and he can't stands no more.

What I don't understand is why this? Why now?

"It is deeply regrettable that the president is using Veterans Day as a campaign-like attempt to rebuild his own credibility by tearing down those who seek the truth about the clear manipulation of intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war." --Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts)

That could be it...

Could the Republicans have told Bush to step up the fire and brimstone rhetoric in the wake of those two gubernatorial defeats?

Or is he staging a political stunt to counter Harry Reid's use of Rule 22?

Or is he just pissed because his approval rating is swimming in the 30s?

And the banner he spoke under, "Strategy for Victory..." Wouldn't that have been more appropriate for his flight-suit stunt? Maybe if that were his line of thought then, we'd have a meaningful "Mission Accomplished" banner now.

Regardless, this seems petty. Is it really too much to ask for an investigation to find out whether or not we were mislead? I mean, I've felt mislead since day one. I felt misled when George Bush referred to the yellowcake uranium during the state of the union address...

But to use a speech on veterans day to bash on your political opponents? Bad form for a president.

And it isn't even an election year.

SIDENOTE: His Strategy for Victory is to bitch about political opponents? Awesome strategy...

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