From the headlines today:
Calling the Democrats the party of "cut and run," Bush said voters need to ask: "Which political party has a strategy for victory in this war on terror?'"
This kind of rhetoric flows from a flawed logic. Somehow the war in Iraq has become a “war on terror”, which has never been proved and more and more shows itself to have been an error in judgement.
Our president cannot admit to making ANY mistakes and therefore will not admit that starting this war and invading this country was WRONG. No matter how many lives are lost and no matter how much money and resources it takes, he will not allow himself to admit that he was wrong. This is not the type of person who should be head of the most powerful nation on this planet. We need a LEADER who will attempt to make wise decisions, admit when a decision is wrong, and proceed to correct it. We would follow someone like that. We don't need stubborn, bull-headed, dogged, stuff-it-down-your-throat leadership. Here is a man who pulled strings and avoided war when he was young and now has sent thousands of young men to their death for an error in judgement. When we leave Iraq, their civil war will escalate and they will have their islamic state, whether Sunni or Shiite, and we will be a bad memory to them. They don't want us there, some never did. Others are regretting this war and all the upheaval that has followed. They will be glad when we are gone. They have no intention of ever becoming anything but a religious islamic state. Democracy is not part of their heritage or their basic philosophy. They want to be ruled by a theocracy and once we leave, they will be.