Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Bush To America: "This War May End, At Some Point, But Who Can Tell? War's A Funny Thing."

From Yahoo:

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Tuesday that American forces will remain in Iraq for years and it will be up to a future president to decide when to bring them all home. But defying critics and plunging polls, he declared, "I'm optimistic we'll succeed. If not, I'd pull our troops out."

The president rejected calls for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, chief architect of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Listen, every war plan looks good on paper until you meet the enemy,"

He also rejected assertions by Iraq's former interim prime minister that the country had fallen into civil war amid sectarian violence that has left more than 1,000 Iraqis dead since the bombing last month of a Shiite Muslim shrine.

Bush has adamantly refused to set a deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. Asked if there would come a day when there would be no more U.S. forces in Iraq, Bush said, "That, of course, is an objective. And that will be decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq."

Great. For those of you keeping score, World War II lasted four years.

How utterly convenient that our President will be ducking out before finishing what he began. And how perfectly appropriate, given his record of decisively ignoring/delaying on pretty much every major problem/disaster we've had during his tenure.


At 10:02 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Did you see the question put to bush that I put on my blog?

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

And it is mighty convenient that he'll be out, before it's over. Didn't Bush Sr. get us involved in something over there just before he checked out?

At 10:30 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Saw and commented.

I don't know that Bush Sr. did so, but it's crazy/laughable that the man's gone from "this war's going to take weeks," to "This war might be over in two or three years."


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