‘The Mother of All Brainstorming Sessions’ an insult to troops
December 28, 2006 by William K. Wolfrum
As President George W. Bush sticks with the four-cornered offense as a way of dealing with Iraq, one really begins to wonder who exactly is fooled by this ruse? As White House spokesmen say things like “the President wants to make sure that he’s taking the appropriate amount of time and giving the appropriate consideration of all the options before making an announcement,” the rest of us really should know what that new announcement is already:
1) More troops are going to Iraq.
2) Iran is in the crosshairs.
At this point, Bush is doing nothing more than buying some time. He’s a neo-con, and they’ll change the secret handshake on him unless he rides their warmongering into the scorched earth.
So while Bush watches the clock, resting and giving the impression that other people’s thoughts mean anything to him, keep in mind that the decisions have already been made.
Thursday, numerous Iraqis and at least three U.S. soldiers died. Nearly 3,000 have died thus far, but now they wait for a leader feigning “indecision” on what path he wants his soldiers to follow. In a hostile region, they have been told to wait, while their leader thinks.