Details of George Bush's new "plan" for Iraq are being leaked to grease the wheel for his big primetime speech this week, and they show a man who is either a) delusional or b) a sociopath.
I choose the latter, because with reports saying he will call for a "surge" of more troops, it's pretty clear what's going on.
According to The Times: President Bush’s new Iraq policy will establish a series of goals that the Iraqi government will be expected to meet to try to ease sectarian tensions and stabilize the country politically and economically, senior administration officials said Sunday.
As the policy is being debated in Washington, the new American operational commander in Iraq said Sunday that his plan was to send additional American troops, expected to be part of the policy change, into Baghdad’s toughest neighborhoods, and that under the new strategy it may take another “two or three years” to gain the upper hand in the war.
Despite all the (deserved) jokes about his intelligence, even Bush must know by now that Iraq is a debacle that never should have happened in the first place. But he can't admit it. So this new "plan" is designed to keep the war dragging on for a few more years until he finally can skip out of town in January 2009 and leave the whole bloody mess in the lap of his successor to clean up.
And till then, just imagine how many more hundreds of Americans will get killed and maimed for Bush's ego.
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