Journalist Mark Danner has new evidence of President Bush's continued pipe dream of bringing democracy to Iraq. In a lengthy review of three recent books on the administration's war policies, Danner recounts the many misjudgments of Bush, Cheney & Co.over the past several years. The books under review include Bob Woodward's latest, State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, and Ron Suskind's The One Percent Docrtine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11. Not surprisingly, The New York Review, which published Danner's essay, called it "Bush's Fantasy War." Check it out at the magazine's website, www.nyreview.com.
By now, you'd think the President's mistakes and his other misadventures would have penetrated even the Republican True Believers in Tulsa and around Oklahoma. But no: we keep seeing "W'04" stickers all over south Tulsa.
It's sad: George W, the Great Hope of Texas Conservatives, was supposed to be the real deal: tough but compassionate, conservative but pragmatic, Christian but not doctrinaire. None of this was ever really true, and now, American sons and daughters, Iraqis, all of us really, have to pay the price for W's foolishness.