Oppostion to Iraq War Grows - President Bush Tongue-Tied
Here's another snapshot of public opinion about President Bush. The numbers are pretty bad. Of course, the President could try and talk his way out of this. The problem with that is he'd have to talk. I don't know if you saw it, but Conservative Republican Joe Scarborough's shows asking, "Is Bush an Idiot?", included a dozen or so clips of the President screwing up, and it really is incredible, even for someone who has been onto this guy from Day 1:
"I've reminded the prime minister-the American people, Mr. Prime Minister, over the past months that it was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., June 29, 2006
President Bush always brings up the long term. Things that look bad today will look golden in 40 or 50 years, or so he says. I think what will really happen is someone will do a huge documentary including all the idiotic things he's said - or at least the best 2 hours worth - and future generations will wonder what the hell we were thinking? The whole generation will look like complete idiots, especially right wing Bush supporters. How could anybody look at this man and decide, "I'm impressed"? Were you charmed by how ridiculous the little language slip-ups are? Folks, this isn't just about cute flubs - this is not Yogi Berra. This man has gotten a lot of young Americans badly wounded or killed. How did you reach the conclusion that he would be a great leader? How could you bet - knowing what President Bush accomplished in life prior to being President - that somehow he would stumble into the toughest job in the world and excel at it? How does that figure? He never excelled at anything so why now? Yet, a cast of cult-like drones is still out there nodding their heads with every decision, talking about how brilliant the man is. It's beyond absurd and way beyond tragic. For watching this documentary decades from now will be a bunch of Iraq veterans, still suffering from catastrophic injuries. Some will no doubt be asking themselves how we let this happen? They were young at the time and full of idealism and courage. This was our call to make. There might even be some of our generation still alive in old folks homes. What will we say if a middle-aged man missing his legs rolls up to us and asks, "Why didn't you see through this? Why didn't you stop it? Why did you let this idiot send me to war in Iraq?"
CNN.com - Poll: Opposition to Iraq war at all-time high - Aug 21, 2006