NOW they get it!… A new Harris Poll published in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, gives Bush’s negative rating stands at 66% for his handling of events in Iraq, the lowest of his presidency, and for the first time, a majority (53%) of adults feel that military action in Iraq was the wrong thing to do. A 61% majority is not confident that U.S. policies in Iraq will be successful. 44% think that situation for U.S. troops in Iraq are getting worse. Equal percentages feel that things in Iraq are moving in the right direction (38%) and that things are moving in the wrong direction (38%), but fully 24 percent are not sure.
Once Again, The American Public Wises Up Too Late…
On the other hand, 2,000 dead and Counting. CNN is reporting there have now been 2,000 military casualties in Iraq. There’s no sign of George W. Bush being so wracked by guilt; in fact, from everything I hear, his sleep is undisturbed by thoughts of the men and women he has sent off to perish in a war that was based on bogus information about weapons of mass destruction and driven by “clear political pressure,” according to Robin Raphel, the State Department’s coordinator for Iraq assistance.
Americans once again reminded that the press is not permitted to photograph the arrival of their coffins from Iraq. Because Bush don’t want to mourn. How then can he mourn? To mourn is to express regret and he regrets nothing.
Ernest Hemingway once said. “But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You die like a dog for no good reason.” Still, Bush sends more of America’s young to perish, unwilling to accept timetables for withdrawal or listen to Iraqis who say that ‘coalition’ occupation of their country is only worsening the security situation there, not helping.
READ MORE: “The Real Meaning of the Plame Scandal: It’s About the 2,000 Americans Who Have Died in a Deeply Dishonest War,” by Joan Walsh (Salon); “U.S. Military Death Toll in Iraq Hits 2,000,” by John Ward Anderson and Jonathan Finer (The Washington Post); “Grim Milestone for U.S. Military in Iraq,” by Robert H. Reid (AP); “The White House Cabal,” by Lawrence B. Wilkerson (Los Angeles Times); “Bush’s Growing Credibility Gap,” by Mark Shields (CNN); “United States Casualties of War” (Wikipedia).