Monday, August 22, 2005

Bush Says U.S. Will Stay on Offensive

Doesn't Bush remind you of a school boy who only knows how to taunt and pick?
Bush is very good at showing that he can be thoughtlessly stubborn. He is much less effective demonstrating that he is on top of the situation in Iraq. "Stay the course" is a slogan, demonstrating how the U.S. is going to stay the course and succeed requires a president capable of rethinking assumptions, and embracing solutions that were earlier foreclosed. In this category would be seeking a very different dialogue with Iran, as well as working more assiduously to split the insurgency.

Bush Says U.S. Will Stay on Offensive: "Bush, who rarely lingers after speeches, stayed behind for 17 minutes to bask in the adulation of the VFW audience, grinning as he loped along the front of the crowd and posed for photographs, kissed women, called kids 'buddy' and signed caps, programs and coasters. He often rushes onto Air Force One when he is headed for a leisure destination, but Bush delayed his departure for Idaho -- where he plans to spend two days mountain biking at an opulent new resort -- to individually greet 200 members of the Utah Air National Guard.
Bush spoke a day after Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said on ABC's 'This Week' that the U.S. involvement in Iraq 'has destabilized the Middle East' and that the nation 'should start figuring out how we get out of there.' "

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