The Grand Delusional

I will make this brief. This week was the fifth anniversary of one of the most disastrous endeavors in American history. The invasion of Iraq has cost America thousands of lives, billions of dollars, and devastated any future prospects of a normalized state in Iraq for the foreseeable future (not to mention the untold diplomatic damage such unilateral action has caused). It’s fitting that on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Bush would declare “a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror” was achieved by the five years spent in Iraq. It appears the Chief Executive is either delusional or myopic: the Iraq war neither combatted terrorism (and in fact stoked more of it) and has yet to be a victory in any sense of the word. On the same day, poll numbers showed that Bush has also achieved the lowest approval rating of his Presidency — 31 percent — which is also among the lowest among modern presidency’s (lower then Clinton during impeachment, lower then Carter during the Tehran hostage crisis, and even lower than Nixon after Watergate).

Sources: CNN: Poll: Bush’s popularity hits new low and BBCNews: Bush speech hails Iraq ‘victory’.

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See Also: Conservatives sure were smart about Iraq — in the early ’90s, Jeffrey Goldberg On Iraq, What does “win” mean?, Five Years of the War in Iraq: Where’s the Media Coverage?, Five years ago, Cheney on Two-Thirds of Americans’ Opposition to Iraq Occupation: ‘So?”, Comparing The Sacrifice, and OIF Anniversary Interview.

[tags]george bush, victory in iraq, speech, low poll numbers, america[/tags]


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  1. thepoetryman says:

    It appears the Chief Executive is either delusional or myopic

    You forgot two possibilities: Evil or stupid

  2. Phaedrus says:

    You forgot another possibility: evil AND stupid!!!

    I’d like to suggest that he, his family, and his associates be shunned. No social contact, no business contact, no dealings whatsoever. And those who violate the shunning should themselves be shunned. We need to establish a way to keep others from following his terrible example, and it appears that Congress is unwilling to take any action.

    SHUN BUSH!!! It’s legal and it’s the right thing to do.

  3. You Know says:

    If I see him on the streets I will spit and fart in his general direction.

  4. thepoetryman says:

    You forgot another possibility: evil AND stupid!!!


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