Saturday :: Jun 25, 2005

The Bush Quagmire

by Mary

Bush is once more working the public to convince them that he has a plan and we just need to stay the course and eventually Iraq will be a success.

What this proves is Bush is still in la-la land. Those who follow the news know that the sophistication of the insurgent attacks is growing.

This morning on NPR, Michael Heidingsfield, the former police chief of Scottsdale, AR who is in Iraq training the Iraqi security forces, told Scott Simon that the biggest threat in Iraq continued to be the IEDs on the roadsides. It might be good to remember why the Iraqi insurgency is so rich in IEDs. These were Bush's gift to them when he invaded the country and didn't bother to keep the places like al Qaqaa secured:

The International Atomic Energy Agency publicly warned about the danger of these explosives before the war, and after the invasion it specifically told United States officials about the need to keep the explosives secured, European diplomats said in interviews last week. Administration officials say they cannot explain why the explosives were not safeguarded, beyond the fact that the occupation force was overwhelmed by the amount of munitions they found throughout the country.

When listening to Bush talk about having a plan, remember he was responsible for all those IEDs getting into the hands of the insurgents. Sounds like quite a plan to me.

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