Well, the Iraq Study Group finally presents their findings and what do you know, it turns out that Bush’s strategy in Iraq isn’t working and the situation there is dangerous and deteriorating. I’m so glad we put our best minds on the case. We could have saved a lot of time and money and asked my ten year old daughter how things are going in Iraq, she would have said the same thing, and a year ago at that! Unbelievable.
Even more unbelievable is the very real possibility that Bush still won’t listen (reason not being his strong suit and all) and this disastrous occupation will continue through the rest of his term (and if John McCain has his way, through eight years of a McCain presidency as well). This president is stubborn, obstinate and unable to get outside his own head enough to allow for the possibility that he isn’t the legend he thinks himself to be. This is a pivotal point, not to the extent that it matters what Bush decides to do with the information presented to him today, but insofar as his response to this report will make clear to the American people whether we as a country can survive the continuation of a Bush presidency. If he chooses to stay the course in Iraq, I don’t see how we can choose to do the same here at home. The cost is just too high.