Sunday, August 14, 2005

A painful lesson in unreality.

Good lord... I just love paragraph 3 in the story linked above. It ends with a high level administration figure regarding the Iraq war saying: "We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning."

I do believe there are those in the administration, particularly in the pentagon that are attempting to shed this unreality. I also believe George Bush isn't one of them. The rhetoric of the 2 camps simply isn't matching. Bush is still out there preaching freedom and the worthiness of the mission and so on, but if you listen to the brass from the pentagon they seem a bit more reticent compared to their bluster even just a month ago. Hopefully this drumbeat of reality from his own advisors will somehow get through to President Bush. I rather suspect it wont. It will take someone with a blinding searchlight and a bull horn to make Bush think God is commanding him to withdraw to reach him. So I would not be the least bit surprised if there were a major shakeup with the top brass in the Pentagon. Bush has proven loyal to a fault on many occasions but that trait stops where he considers a person has somehow crossed him. Would it not be highly ironic if Rumsfeld were to survive Abu Graib and the mismanagement of the Iraqi war only to be sacked because he tried to shed the "unreality that dominated at the beginning"?

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