Tuesday :: Sep 4, 2007

Bush Admits It


by Steve

The Decider confirms the obvious:

Mr. Bush told the author, Robert Draper, in a later session, “I’m playing for October-November.” That is when he hopes the Iraq troop increase will finally show enough results to help him achieve the central goal of his remaining time in office: “To get us in a position where the presidential candidates will be comfortable about sustaining a presence,” and, he said later, “stay longer.”

When it comes to Republicans, the most basic, cynical, and craven explanation works. It was never about WMDs, liberating the Iraqi people, or establishing democracy in the Arab world. It was simply about establishing a permanent American military presence on top of the region’s oil supply, and making it politically difficult for his successors to reverse that tragedy.

And as usual, leave it to Keith to nail it on the head, without waiting for any whimpering Democrats in Congress to do so.

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