Friday, December 1, 2006

An Overwhelmed "War" President

George Bush told us he is a "War President". But he doesn't seem to know what to do to win the war in Iraq. He has told us we will stay the course without defining the course or at best he has told us he wants to bring an American style democracy to Iraq. Several days ago during a news conference in Jordan, he told us we will stay in Iraq until the mission is finished, without defining what the mission is. In looking for a solution he has passed the buck to his generals and to a certain extent to the Baker commission hoping they will bring some new ideas to help resolve the Iraq disaster. President Bush has also told us that it is up to the Malaki government to stop the insurgency when he knows there is no way that can happen.

This from the leader of the free world. The Commander-in-Chief of the United States armed forces that invaded and conquered Iraq.

The real problem with Iraq is a weak and timid United States President who is overwhelmed by the office he holds. He does not understand that Muslims have little interest in being under a democracy and that their most fervant desire is for a theocratic form of government. He has forgotten that democracy is rare and precious and only comes to those who cherish it and are willing to fight and die for it.

While President Bush is waiting for others to solve these problems, my heart cries out that he needs to stand up, take charge and do what is necessary to win the war in Iraq. That means doing the terrible work of war that is required to defeat a victious and cruel insurgency. We have the means to win, but do we have the stomach for it? The only other choice is to withdraw, dishonorably, with our tails between are legs.

Why can't the "War President" see this?

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