Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Staunch or Deluded? Bush Is Both

Staunch or Deluded? Bush Is Both: "As the public's exasperation and anger grow, so does the risk that a change of policy on Iraq, when it comes, will take the form of a chaotic collapse instead of an orderly retrenchment. By refusing to accommodate public doubts or to prepare for setbacks or disengagement, Bush seems to be all but begging for a collapse. According to The New York Times, when pressed in January by congressional leaders on why he thought the new strategy would succeed where previous efforts had failed, Bush 'shot back, 'Because it has to.' ' Plan B is that Plan A has to work."