Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The White House is "delusional" on Iraq

Today's editorial in the New York Times does something Bush and Cheney don't and won't do. They tell the truth about Iraq -- and the Times seriously challenges the credibility of the White House:

Iraq had nothing to do with the war on terror until the Bush administration decided to invade it. The president now admits that Saddam Hussein was not responsible for 9/11 (although he claimed last night that the invasion was necessary because Iraq posed a risk). But he has failed to offer the country a new, realistic reason for being there.

There is no plan for Iraq, only speeches. And there is no sense of reality coming from the White House either:
It’s hard to figure out how to build consensus when the men in charge embrace a series of myths. Vice President Dick Cheney suggested last weekend that the White House is even more delusional than Mr. Bush’s rhetoric suggests. The vice president volunteered to NBC’s Tim Russert that not only was the Iraq invasion the right thing to do, if we had it to do over again, we’d do exactly the same thing.
Bush's White House can't make a plan for Iraq, they're too obsessed with the next election in the U.S.

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