Monday, October 30, 2006

What is Bush's Plan to Win in Iraq?

Bush accuses Democrats of lacking plan for Iraq. Reuters reports:
Weakened by the unpopular Iraq war, President George W. Bush accused Democrats of lacking a plan to win it on Monday as he opened a weeklong drive to try to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. Congress.

"The Democratic goal is to get out of Iraq. The Republican goal is to win in Iraq," Bush told a rousing rally in a gymnasium at Georgia Southern University.

I have to rely on journalists in the White House press corps to ask the questions for me, since I have no access to Bush. Bush takes pride in being "a plain-spoken" man; surely he would appreciate a direct and simple question like, "How do you intend to win in Iraq?"
With polls showing voters far more inclined to vote for Democrats this year, Bush argued it was the right decision to oust Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq despite the bloody insurgency that sprang up after the U.S. invasion.

Accused by Democrats of refusing to budge from a stay-the-course policy, Bush insisted his commanders have the flexibility needed to adjust to the enemy's tactics and that the only way not to succeed is "to leave before the job is done."

If Bush's commanders have "the flexibility," why aren't they using it?

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