Monday, July 09, 2007

Bush's Backdoor Exit

You can lead an elephant to water, but you can't make him drink.... or think.... or listen.

That was the case when national security advisor Stephen Hadley trekked to Capitol Hill last week to meet with senior Iraq-defecting GOP senators.

" 'Scouting' the Hill on Iraq" is how Hadley described his mission.... a "scouting trip."

It soon became apparent, however, that he wasn't scouting for exit strategy answers. In fact, some senators were left with the impression that "the White House still does not recognize the scope of the Iraq dilemma. Worse yet, they see the president running out the clock until April, when a depleted U.S. military can be blamed for the fiasco." Robert Novak (WaPo)

The military will run out of troops in about 9 months, and The Decider is letting this happen while evidently shunning an honorable exit plan.

A four-star general summed up the mood in White House.... "hawks within the administration, including Vice President Cheney, remain more powerful than the pragmatists looking for an exit strategy in Iraq."

So, just when you thought the White House gang couldn't go any lower, they find a new bottom to their Iraq agenda cesspool. Decimate the ranks, and then blame the military.

Their exit strategy will come when scout Hadley finally has to admit, "they went that-a way" as cowards Bush and Cheney sneak out of the backdoor of the White House.... making their git away while leaving a grieving nation in shambles.

Where's the Congressional sheriff?


Pumps said...

The sheriff ain't got no real
bullets in his gun....

Truth Hunter said...
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Truth Hunter said...

Pumps, Consider this....

Reid and Webb opened the debate today with discussion of military readiness:

Reid said, "The war is headed in a dangerous direction, and Americans are united in the belief that we cannot wait until the Administration's September report before we change course in Iraq."

"Attacks on U.S. forces are up, Iraqi political leaders are frozen in a dangerous stalemate and a change at every front is required if we are to succeed. We cannot ask our military to continue to fight without a strategy for success, and we certainly cannot ask them to fight before they are ready to do so."

Webb added,"Now in the fifth year of ground operations in Iraq, this deck of cards has come crashing down, and it's landing heavily on the backs of soldiers and Marines who have been deployed again and again while the rest of the country sits back and debates Iraq as an intellectual or emotional exercise."

At least the sheriffs are riding into town.... it'll take cooperation from the GOP to prime the bullets. We'll see who wears the black and white hats!

Pumps said...

TH, There is no way the USA will
be out of Iraq in order for the
Democrats not to inherit the issue.
Reed is a politician only...My
state senator Webb is an author
and a plebe of the WaPo...The Brits
were in Iraq from 1915 to 1932...
Then back again during WWII so that
the Nazis would not get the oil...
The only time there will be no
problem in Iraq is when the Kurds,
Shite and Sunni agree on how to
handle the oil monies, which
militants want also....As with
Islam, 3 to 5 tribes all fighting
over the same camel....Years ago
countries fought for spices...Today
it's for oil - but it is still all
about money and money means power..
Bush will not shoot the camel and
neither will the Dems...