During President Bush's speech on Thursday evening, most of us heard exactly what we expected.
We expected to hear Bush say that the surge was a success. We expected to hear him bring up 9/11, Iran, and the idea of fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here. We expected to hear him pledge to give the troops all that they needed to do the job. ( except adequate body armor and tanks). And we expected to hear him say that he has listened to his generals on the ground.
However, even I was surprised to hear Bush speak of a long term commitment to Iraq. Can everyone say Korea? The American military has been in Korea for over 50 years and they're asking us when we plan to leave.
Bush has officially given the finger to the American people, Congress, member of his own political party that will be running for re-election, and any other sane person who wants to end America's involvement in Iraq's civil war. His principle "Return on Success" is just a new way of saying "Stay The Course".
If we, the American people, let this go on either he is insane or we are.
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