Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Criminally Out of Touch

He's got dismal, funereal approval ratings, an imminent anti-Republican smackdown based largely on GOP ineptitude in Iraq and elsewhere, and President Bush just doesn't get it. He's not just out of touch; he's shockingly, jaw-droppingly, criminally out of touch.

According to an AP Report, Bush is digging in his heels (which is pretty impressive, actually, when you consider that he's standing in quicksand). He announced today that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney will remain in his administration through the end of his presidency.

Speaking of Cheney and Rumsfeld, Bush said "both those men are doing fantastic jobs." Take a minute and let that sink in. "Fantastic jobs." It boggles the mind. Proving that he's completely lost touch with reality, Bush said he's "pleased with the progress we're making" in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This isn't confidence. It's arrogance and blindness. It's insulting to every man woman and child who actually cares about the war. It's obvious now that Bush does not. Here's his amazingly cavalier comment about how he's not sending more badly-needed troops: "They've got what they can live with."

Mr. President, some people would like to see you deploy what they can win with.

Update: Apparently Andrew Sullivan reads my blog...or the newspaper. He calls Bush "unhinged" and in "a state of denial truly dangerous for the world", which sounds about right.
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