Friday, February 16, 2007

President Bush may be poised for a political comeback

Or so writes David Broder in his February 16Th Column at the WaPo:

    Bush Regains His Footing
    By David S. Broder
    Friday, February 16, 2007; Page A23
    It may seem perverse to suggest that, at the very moment the House of Representatives is repudiating his policy in Iraq, President Bush is poised for a political comeback. But don't be astonished if that is the case.
Now mind you if you read the comments section of this article (24 pages worth as of Feb 16, 2007 7:35:51 PM), 90% or more of the readers responses vary from the bad:
    You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Did you see the Press Conference? Were you there?
The Ugly:
    What an irrelevant twit
To the almost unprintable:
    Dear Broder: How much did Karl have to pay you for this blow job of a story?
Still in all, even if I agree with the majority of the above comments (I do), is it possible that Broder could be right? To use an old cliche', does Bush stand a "snowballs chance in hell" of staging a political comeback.

With all that we know of today, reports on the scene outside the Green Zone of Iraq, from the various government agency's and from those retired Generals that no longer work for the White House, the answer is no, not as long as Bush's legacy is tied to the success in Iraq. Because We Can Not Win.

As a soldier stationed at APG Maryland during the first few months of the Iraq War (I retired July 2003), I am honest enough to admit that I believed we would be successful. This lasted about 1 month until the first reports of the Resistance started to show up, what would later be called the "Iraqi Insurgency", a term resisted by the little Rummer Boy.

All that was foreseen by General Eric "Ric" Shinseki has come to past. The only way that the situation in Iraq can be stabilized or even reversed is with a massive troop build up of half a million personnel. Such a large enough force would provide enough security that an effective civilian infrastructure can be reestablished while at the same time combating those elements, foreign and domestic, that are hell bent on destabilizing the region.

Thanks to the sheer incompetence of the present administration, we do not have the troops or the money to accomplish this.

Mr. David broder is indeed a twit. Or a lapdog.

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