Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Beating A Dead Horse

As a leading Bush basher and Iraqi war opponent here at TPS and a few other blogs, I continue to feel vindicated by recent events following the taunts by my former GOP allies over the past couple of years.

Firstly, Joe Lieberman calls for Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld to resign on Meet The Press this past Sunday in a desperate attempt to distance himself from Bush. Then Georgie Boy himself completely stumbles through a press conference at the White House yesterday. I think even supporters now may admit that the President seems so flustered about Iraq that he borders on incoherence at times. Did you see him attempt to explain to the press how he didn't mean to suggest Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11 after somehow implying just that? Later that same day word broke that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage had indeed met with reporter Bob Woodward in June 2003, the same time the reporter has testified that an administration official talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame.

And the bad news continues for the White House. Longtime hawk and Iraqi war supporter Senator John McCain is not surprisingly distancing himself from the President. Today he criticized Bush for misleading Americans into believing the conflict would be "some kind of day at the beach." Maybe someone was listening to those of us harping on Republican statements like "Mission Accomplished" and the Iraqi insurgency being "in its final throes" afterall. Finally, new poll numbers on Iraq were released today by CNN. Just 35 percent say they favor the war in Iraq and 61 percent oppose it - the highest opposition noted in any CNN poll since the conflict began more than three years ago.

Bad stuff. Jeez! I almost feel like I've beaten this dead horse enough. I almost feel bad for Bush. Almost. You can get up now, Georgie Boy. Pretty soon you can get back on that horse and ride it all the way back to Crawford. We won't miss you!


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