Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Bush's Failed Presidency

They lied their way into a war in Iraq and then lied about their lies. That's what the Scooter Libby trial was about in the end. As former ambassador Joe Wilson puts it, the Bush Administration lied its way into a war to pursue a theory [presumably he means a neoconservative theory] that wasn't very good. According to the latest Gallup/USA Today poll, a majority of Americans have had enough; The Raw Story has the numbers:
A record number of Americans now say that the Iraq war was a "mistake" and less than half say the U.S. can win the war, a record low number, according to a new Gallup/USA Today poll released today. Almost 6 out of 10 Americans (58%) want troops to be withdrawn within 12 months and only 13% support sending more.

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A partisan divide remains. Only 29% of Republicans say the war was a mistake, vs. 84% of Democrats.

If the Republicans are going to rebuild their party and be taken seriously again, a majority of the Republican rank and file is going to have to come to term with Bush's failed presidency. And thanks to the recklessness and incompetence of the current administration, the next president, Republican or Democrat, is going to be spending a lot of time repairing our foreign policy.

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