Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Never-Ending War Story

The president's press conference this morning contained a surprising little gem about the future of American involvement in Iraq:
REPORTER: Will there come a day, and I’m not asking you when — I’m not asking for a timetable — will there come a day when there will be no more American forces in Iraq?

BUSH: That, of course, is an objective, and that will be decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq.
In other words, he's leaving office before the troops are leaving Iraq. That means the recent third anniversary of the invasion was -- at the earliest -- the halfway point in America's involvement there.

To quote the comedian David Cross, "Look, I was against the war in Iraq when it began, I'm against the war today, and I'll still be against the war for the next, oh, ten or twelve years we're gonna be there."


Isaac Carmichael said...

Next he'll blame the whole thing on Tibor...

Thrillhous said...

I wish they would just up and say whether or not we're establishing permanent bases there. It sure seems that we are.

The headline in the Wash Post today was "Bush: No Quick Exit from Iraq." Does that mean 3 more years is considered quick?

pissed off patricia said...

He hasn't a clue how to fix this shit so he's going to just leave it and let the next guy deal with it. Heck of a plan, bushie. He has peed on the floor and expects someone else to clean it up.

Otto Man said...

He has peed on the floor and expects someone else to clean it up.

That's been the story of his life -- Texas Air Nat'l Guard, Arbusto, Harken, the Texas Rangers, the governor's race, etc. Someone has always come in to clean up his mistakes. Why should this be any different?