Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Good timing, Mr. Dumbass

Rummy's out. Just in time, Mr. President.

After six years of insisting that he's never been wrong, the Cowboy President finally admitted it today - after his party was kicked in the teeth.

Imagine this: You're the most powerful person in the world, asked on a daily basis to make decisions that affect the future of billions of people, and you don't even realize how hated your pet war has become. How resentful the country, along with the rest of the world, has become of your arrogance. At your disposal is all the money and intelligence of the Republican Party and the U.S. government, and you can't even read a poll. The people around you are so afraid of being cast aside for disloyalty, that they've become a bunch of mindless yes-men who tell you what you want to hear (Republicans will pull off another surprise victory!) instead of the truth.

If Rumsfeld steps down a month ago, and Bush says "We made a lot of mistakes in Iraq, and I hold Rummy accountable for those mistakes, so we're gonna get someone new in there who can fix this thang", or something to that effect, then we still have a Republican Senate today. Instead, the guy torches his own party, and only then does he throw Rumsfeld under the bus.

That's really horrible timing. It's plain stupid. Does he believe he's buying some sort of political goodwill with the Democrats? As if they won't smell even more blood in the water now. I can't think of any logical explanation for it, other than Bush was genuinely surprised by how the election went. That he's been genuinely clueless that his own nation believes he's a liar and a failure. And there is no excuse - none - for the most powerful man in the world to ever be that ignorant and misinformed.


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