Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Bush Is Listening

Hahahahahahahaha…catch my breath…hahahahahahaha! The New York Times reported this morning: “President Bush on Monday began an Iraq war listening tour that will last much of this week, as he and his war cabinet work urgently toward a new strategy he can present to the public before Christmas.” Get who Bush is listening to: The Prez had a meeting yesterday with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Vice President Dick Cheney. Today he will have a video conference with Donald H. Rumsfeld (newly fired Secretary of Defense and architect of the failed war in Iraq) and Zalmay Khalilzad (American ambassador to Iraq). Both men signed William Kristol’s Project for the New American Century Statement of Principles. The experts in the Oval Office the Prez is listening to are four-star generals Barry McCaffrey and Jack Keane, Stephen Biddle (Council on Foreign Relations) and Eliot Cohen (professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University). All of these men are questioning the wisdom of the ISG report, and Eliot Cohen was a founding father of the PNAC group. Part of the vast group of experts and news reports that Bush is not listening to is a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Here are a few snippets from the findings of that poll: “Seven in 10 Americans disapprove of the way the President is handling the situation in Iraq -- the highest percentage since the March 2003 invasion. Six in 10 say the war was not worth fighting.” “Thirty-six percent approve of how Bush is handling his job, which is the second lowest percentage in Post-ABC polls since Bush took office in 2001; 62 percent disapprove…Overall, 61 percent of Americans feel the war was not worth fighting. Half of Americans feel 'strongly' that the war was not worth fighting, double the number who strongly believe that it was.” “By contrast, Bill Clinton entered the seventh year of his presidency riding a wave of public support following his impeachment in December 1998; at the time, two-thirds approved of his job performance. (Ronald Reagan's job approval in December 1986 was 49 percent.)” Oh yes indeedy. George W. Bush is listening. In an astounding feat of physical prowess and dexterity, the President has bent over backwards and is listening to voices coming out his ass.

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