Countdown: Bush out of touch?

Come on.  How can Bush be out of touch?  Don’t you have to be in touch to get out of touch?

Seriously, I see the Bush administration getting ready to repeat the mistakes of the past.  We are getting ready to put more troops into a bad situation which will make the situation worse in my opinion.  AS mother has said, “Never throw good money after bad.” 

It is time to draw down and re-focus on the War on Terror.  Al Qaeda and the Taliban are regrouping in Southern Afghanistan.  We have to do something about that.  We must redeploy to at least make Afghanistan an example of what the Americans can do RIGHT if we put our mind to it. 

Kissinger: Victory in Iraq no longer possible

Wow.  It was just a couple of weeks ago, we learned the Bush administration was heavily leaning on Henry Kissinger for advice.  Now, I’m not going to comment on the wisdom of seeking Henry Kissinger’s advice but for an advisor to come out and say you have blown it can’t be a good thing for this president. 

From NYT:

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who regularly advises President Bush on Iraq, said today that a full military victory was no longer possible there. He thus joined a growing number of leading conservatives openly challenging the administration’s conduct of the war and positive forecasts for it.

“If you mean, by ‘military victory,’ an Iraqi government that can be established and whose writ runs across the whole country, that gets the civil war under control and sectarian violence under control in a time period that the political processes of the democracies will support, I don’t believe that is possible,” Mr. Kissinger told BBC News.

In Washington, a leading Republican supporter of the war, Senator John McCain of Arizona, said American troops in Iraq were “fighting and dying for a failed policy.”