And hes the cause of so many.
Seven US soldiers were killed in Iraq on Wednesday. Seven families have either heard the doorbell ring or will soon. Seven families like mine.
Iraq is in civil war (if the mainstream media says brink, that means already there) and its a given that attacks on Americans will intensify. But George says, Stay the course. Hes honoring my nephew, Chase Johnson Comley, killed in Iraq on August 6, 2005, by maintaining troop levels. After all, to leave now would be to dishonor the fallen. I have a strong feeling, based on Chases phone calls home, that he would like us to dishonor him by pulling his comrades out immediately.
September 11th did, indeed, empower George Bush. Thats always boggled my mind since papers warning of the attacks crossed his desk before he left for a long vacation at the Crawford Compound. This is public knowledge, as is Condi Rices remark, I dont think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.
Bush must have done some serious whining that day when those papers hit his consciousness, Heck. I wanna go to my ranch. I need some downtime. Karl Rove smells an opportunity even before he sees one. Every single time.
But, then, if experience is the greatest teacher, wed never have reelected George W. Bush. Dont blame me though. I didnt vote for him.