And Thursday's press conference was just scary. It's no longer clear if George Bush is merely a cynical, calculating politician — which would be bad enough — or if he actually believes all the happy talk about Iraq that his speechwriters produce for him. Increasingly, though, it seems like the latter: he genuinely doesn't have a clue about what's going on. What's more, his staff is keeping him in a sort of Nixonian bubble, afraid to tell him the truth and afraid to take any positive action for fear that it might affect the election.
So things will just get worse, since no one is willing to admit the truth and no one is willing to propose serious action to keep things from deteriorating further — at least not until after November 2nd. But by then it will be too late. And when the Iraqi elections fail, what happens then?
What's Plan E?
Friday, September 24, 2004
Why you should read Kevin Drum
Drum, along with Josh Marshall, is one of the best reads on the web. He writes the blog for the Washington Monthly. Here's some great lines from earlier today, where he worries that Bush living in fantasyland, while increasingly running out of options:
Posted by David at 9:04 AM