Bush Deserves No Credit
One thing that has been bugging for a while now is Bush getting credit for suddenly taking an interest in listening. John at AmericaBlog brings it up:
Let me get this straight. The President of the United States has decided he needs to consult with the people who work for him about Iraq. Almost four years in to this disaster, Bush wants "advice," now.For the life of me, I can't figure it out. If Bush were a CEO, his rear would have been chucked a long time ago. How many workers would be able to get away with blistering incompetence for so long without getting the boot. Yeah, he got reelected, but would he have if the media reported more accurately. Heck, even the ISG says things are worse than most Americans think. Half of us believe we have found WMD in Iraq. A lot believe Hussein was directly behind 9/11. I guess it is no surprise, then, that the media wants to portray him as looking for answers rather than the incompetent leader that he has been. After all, the media would have to share in the blame as well.
Better late than never doesn't cut it when thousands of American troops have been killed or wounded and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians have died. Not to mention the fact that this is projected to be a trillion dollar war.