Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bloglines - Reid eviscerates Bush

Bloglines user bgiltner (bgiltner@ureach.com) has sent this item to you.

A straight-shooting look at US Politics, the religious right, and gay politics from DC-based political consultant and writer John Aravosis.

Reid eviscerates Bush

By Joe in DC

Definitely worth reading. So brutally honest it'll definitely have the GOPers bellyaching and whining and carping about Reid again. They hate it when anyone tells the truth about Bush. So go Harry:
Today, our country marks an unfortunate anniversary-the three year anniversary of President Bush donning a flight suit to declare "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq.

President Bush's dramatic landing on the aircraft carrier the Abraham Lincoln will be marked historically as a public relations stunt gone horribly wrong.

Since President Bush rendered his judgment of "mission accomplished," more than 2,200 Americans have lost their lives, about 20,000 have been wounded, many hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have been expended, and now, Iraq is engaged in a civil war-the degree of which is unknown.

The image of President Bush standing in front of the "Mission Accomplished" banner has been etched into the minds of the American people as a metaphor for the Bush White House's misleading and dangerous incompetence. It shows a self-described "war President" not ready for the war, or the difficult problems of securing the peace-problems the president and his Secretary of Defense simply ignored or did not understand following the invasion of Iraq.

On this day three years ago, President Bush announced that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed."

Three years later, with fighting and violence continuing across Iraq, we know that declaration was woefully premature. In fact, the President and his team's mismanagement and poor planning have now stretched the Iraq War to a length and monetary cost that nearly match those of World War II.

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