Bush Peddles The Kool Aid To The Cultists
These are the only bullets Bush has left in his rhetoric gun as he heads into the final week of the campaign: Bush wants to win in Iraq, and the Democrats want the terrorists to win in Iraq.
"However they put it, the Democrat approach in Iraq comes down to this: The terrorists win and America loses," Bush told a raucous crowd of about 5,000 GOP partisans packed in an arena at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, one of his stops Monday. "That's what's at stake in this election. The Democrat goal is to get out of Iraq. The Republican goal is to win in Iraq."
It’s a simple message that the cultists can easily understand, even though Bush cannot explain a plan for how he “wins” in Iraq. Bush doesn’t have the courage to call for more troops, and isn’t mature and flexible enough to undertake steps necessary to push along towards the endgame. So he wants the cultists to believe that by doing nothing and watching the Iraqis do nothing to deal with the sectarian violence, somehow we will move towards “winning” in Iraq if we just let him lead the effort without any meddling from Congress. In fact, we are now taking orders from the Iraqis while they do nothing to deal with that violence.
But Bush never tells the cultists that the only group in Iraq that would be a threat to us here at home is Al Qaeda, and that he alone is responsible for Al Qaeda being in Iraq in the first place. He never explains to the cultists why Al Qaeda seemingly wants Bush and the GOP to stay in power and keep the Democrats away from conducting a real war against them.
He never explains to the cultists that he is responsible for Al Qaeda still being in existence in Afghanistan five years after Tora Bora, and that his war of choice has allowed Afghanistan to become a haven for Al Qaeda again.
He never explains to the cultists that there will be no Sunni or Shiite militia that follows us to Los Angeles, or that he has failed to convene a regional security conference or seal Iraq's borders. Nor has he rebuilt the Iraq Army to provide for the Sunnis' security in the central region, or accounted for the thousands of weapons that were sent into the hands of the militias by his own negligence.
But somehow, it is the Democrats who are good for the terrorists. Sorry Skippy, but I don’t think it will sell outside of the Stepford rallies.