We're entering our sixth year of Iraq. Six years. U.S. involvement in WWII lasted less than four years.
Bush got up and blathered out -- against all facts to the contrary -- several moronic statements:
"For the terrorists, Iraq was supposed to be the place where al Qaeda rallied Arab masses to drive America out. Instead, Iraq has become the place where Arabs joined with Americans to drive al Qaeda out."
For the record, any PoliSci 101 graduate could have told Bush that al-Qaeda held most power with Sunnis and didn't cotton to Shiites. But then again, John McCain couldn't keep that straight either...aren't they all "A-Rabs"...well, actually no, except to your base.
Bush said critics of the war -- such as Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton -- "can no longer credibly argue that we are losing in Iraq, so now they argue the war costs too much."Maybe Bush is finally hearing the long-time criticism that the Iraq War is costing too much. Maybe he's once again showing his out-of-touch daft doddering self who wasn't aware of the predictions of $4 a gallon gas....because it would take a hermit or a FOX News viewer to be unaware that war critics have been calling attention to the cost since day one.
Jesus. Now I'm too pissed off to talk about Obama's speech. Except I will say that anyone who references Faulkner is making a hell of a speech:
Understanding this reality requires a reminder of how we arrived at this point. As William Faulkner once wrote, "The past isn't dead and buried. In fact, it isn't even past."