Wednesday, September 15, 2004


"W" Is For Woeful

This statement had been a staple of the president's stump speech for some time, however, a search of his campaign speeches indicates that it has disappeared in recent weeks. In fact, he hasn't made that comment since August 10 at a rally in Pensacola, Florida. Maybe he knows something we don't. Or maybe he's just coming to terms with reality.

Clearly, the situation in Iraq is deteriorating quickly. Over the last four days alone, the number of Iraqi's killed by insurgents is estimated at over 200. There have been 44 American soldiers killed already in the month of September and when you compare that to the 66 that were killed in the entire month of August it's obvious that we aren't headed in the right direction. Even the White House appears to believe that we are in trouble as they are now seeking to shift $3.46 billion from reconstruction projects to security issues. Even Republicans are admiting that this is a sign of trouble.

The BBC calls it desperate.

And to add insult to injury, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan claims that the war was illegal.

According to a recent study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Iraq war has reached a critical point. The study, conducted between June 2003 and July 2004, examined Iraqi reaction to five statements that were used to measure progress. The five statements are:

The reactions could be summed up as follows:

But to hear the administration tell it, we are making progress. After all, the liberal media only shows the negatives.

Putting all of these thisngs together, one thing becomes painfully obvious: George W. Bush is a woeful president. He has led us into a failed war and by blindly sticking to a failed policy he has failed to effectively lead us in a time when our safety is at risk. If you value your safety and believe that leadership is an important quality in a president, you must vote George W. Bush out of office in November.

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