Thursday :: Mar 13, 2008

Open Thread


by Mary

Earlier this week the guy who ran around the country in 2004 enjoying his stint as the "War President", had the gall to tell the evangelicals that he was speaking to that "No president wants to be a war president." To that we say, who are you trying to kid?

circa 1999

"He was thinking about invading Iraq in 1999," said author and journalist Mickey Herskowitz. "It was on his mind. He said to me: 'One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief.' And he said, 'My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it.' He said, 'If I have a chance to invadeĀ·.if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I'm going to have a successful presidency." .... According to Herskowitz ... Bush and his advisers were sold on the idea that it was difficult for a president to accomplish an electoral agenda without the record-high approval numbers that accompany successful if modest wars.

Your turn now.

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