That’s Bush and Cheney on the “Surge”. From today’s AP article in the Deseret News:
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney say they will not budge from sending more U.S. troops to Iraq no matter how much Congress opposes it. “I fully understand they could try to stop me,” Bush said of the Democrat-run Congress. “But I’ve made my decision, and we’re going forward.”
That’s right. Forget Congress. Forget the people that the Congress represents. Forget the fact that more Americans than not now oppose the war and sending any more troops to Iraq.
Defiant bully dictators. That’s what we are dealing with.
A defiant Cheney, meanwhile, said Democrats offered criticism without credible alternatives. He pointedly reminded lawmakers that Bush is commander in chief.
“You cannot run a war by committee,” the vice president said of congressional input.
“Some of my buddies in Texas say, ‘You know, let them fight it out. What business is it of ours?”‘ Bush said of Iraqis. “And that’s a temptation that I know a lot of people feel. But if we do not succeed in Iraq, we will leave behind a Middle East which will endanger America.”
But wait! It gets better:
Yet when asked if he owes the Iraqi people an apology for botching the management of the war, he said “Not at all.”
“We liberated that country from a tyrant,” Bush said. “I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude.”
The Iraqi people are FAR from liberated and the U.S. presence continues to make the situation worse. Sending more troops is NOT the answer. But what is an equal, if not more so, of a travesty is that the U.S. constitution and democratic way of doing things means nothing here. The Bushites will stop at nothing to get their way.