Bush Cuts and Runs From Stay The Course

October 24, 2006 at 8:06 pm | Posted in American politics, Iraq, King George | 1 Comment

And it just gets better and better. Bush is now basically saying he was never for “staying the course.” Peter Baker says it best:

But the White House is cutting and running from “stay the course.”

He begins:

President Bush and his aides are annoyed that people keep misinterpreting his Iraq policy as “stay the course.” A complete distortion, they say. “That is not a stay-the-course policy,” White House press secretary Tony Snow declared yesterday.

Where would anyone have gotten that idea? Well, maybe from Bush.

“We will stay the course. We will help this young Iraqi democracy succeed,” he said in Salt Lake City in August.

“We will win in Iraq so long as we stay the course,” he said in Milwaukee in July.

“I saw people wondering whether the United States would have the nerve to stay the course and help them succeed,” he said after returning from Baghdad in June.

This situation could be really funny if it didn’t deal with tragically violent situations. As Chuck Shumer has pointed out, the president has presented to America NINE “new” strategies on solving Iraq.

Eugene Robinson calls it like it is, “making stuff up.”

Okay, now they’re just making stuff up. George W. Bush went on television Sunday and claimed that on Iraq war policy, “We’ve never been ‘stay the course’ ” — as if no record survived of all the times he has used those very words. Maybe he was trying to outdo Dick Cheney, who went on the radio last week and proclaimed that the beleaguered Iraqi government is doing “remarkably well.”

What credibility does Bush have left? He was for “stay the course” before he was against it, rhetorically. Who can believe anything that comes out of his mouth now? What say you, my conservative friends? Is this the man that represents you?

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  1. Lol…I’m not conservative(in fact I have some slight Libertarian leanings) and he has never nor ever will represent me. I can truthfully say, for a fact, that I didn’t vote for him in the last election. Morals? That word died after the days of chivalry ended.

    Looks like Bush is a worse flip-flop than Kerry, eh? Bush has said “stay the course” so many many times. And when he talks, I don’t feel he believes the lies he says, he stutters, blinks a lot, squints his eyes to try to look serious…I don’t buy it.


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