This war has been the furthest thing from perfect you could get--it has been an abysmal failire on every single front. The insurgency is gaining momentum (over 700--700!--were killed yesterday in a stampede to get away from a suicide bomber), there is virtually no security, tribal factions are fighting each other, and basic services like elctricity and water have yet to be regularly established.Originally Posted by GAC
This isn't a simple blunder, it's a gross miscalculation that has cost thousands of lives.
That's a very admirable trait to have--refuse to admit when you've underestimated and miscalculated the plan for a war. Does "staying the course" also mean apologizing for being so grossly wrong on WMDs? Does "staying the course" mean refusing to admit that the power of the insurgency was wildly unerestimated? Does "staying the course" mean refusing to comprehend when to cut our losses and allow Iraq to fix the problem themselves?But the one thing I have admired in Bush is that he is not driven by polling numbers and stays the course when he believes firmly in what he is doing. Even when others believe it is wrong.
Bush operates seemingly out of a soundproof chamber, refusing to hear the truth about the war he started, and blindly repeating his administration's lines--a free Iraq, stay the course, stop the terrorists, etc. I don't believe he even operates in reality.