Now that Baby Bush has addressed the nation about the future of the Iraq war, there are only two possible ways to view the President of the United States: He’s either delusional, seeing success in Iraq where others see political and military failure, or there is method to his “madness.”
I,for one, do not buy into the notion that the President is stupid. He may not be the brightest star in the universe, but it is a tragic mistake to think that his brain has burnt out like a dwarf star.
Rather, Bush is doing what he and those he really serves, have always wanted and what they set out to do–expand the U.S. military presence in the Middle East…not for 5 more years, or 10 more years, but, if we can, forever.
We have been in Iraq since 2003. To listen to the President’s address, it is clear the intent is to stay permantly, for the goals being set for our withdrawl are unlikely to be met anytime in the near or even distant future.
Bush says he will withdraw just under 30 thousand troops from Iraq by next summer…actually leaving slightly more troops than before the so-called “surge” which began in February.
For the first time, the President is openly talking about a Korea model–where US troops remain stationed . No declaration of peace has yet been made there.
The President doesn’t even see the light at the end of the tunnel for US military involvement…and that is because he never intended to pull the troops out in any meaningful way.
The Iraq war has always been about one thing and one thing only—oil, oil, oil,oil.
If one looks back to the first Persian Gulf war, we can trace the military build-up in the region. The U.S. now has more troops stationed in the Middle East than before that war and we will never leave.
So, is the President delusional? No. But those who re-elected him and continue to support him are.
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