Wed
Dec 6 2006
12:53 pm

Bush responds to the ISG report...

After the jump...

"I have just learned that there is at least three more different gangs of terrorists we are fighting over there - the Sooners, the She-men, and the Cruds. Throw in Al Qaida, and you've got yourself a hell of a mess.

Some say we might have to put up some partitions between them. I do not think cubicles are the solution. Some say we need more troops. Others say we need less troops. I agree. We more or less need troops, and not sitting around in cubicles. This has been my plan I have been telling you about all along.

They also tell me there is a civil war over there. I did not know slavery was a problem, or we would have got in there sooner to emaciate them.

See, Don Rumsfeld never told me about any of this. This is a whole different ballgame. Dick says this Gates fellow will fix it. As you may know, he invented a Windows program so he must be pretty smart. So I have complete confidence in him.

But Don Rumsfeld did say on his way out that the Iraqs have to drop their, uh, well they have to pull up their socks. I agree on that and I will pass that along to the new guy so he can check on that.

And to my critics of my policies, I say pulling out early is not an option. We will stay in until our job is done and the Iraqs are fully satisfied. We will also not have any timetables. The terrorists don't punch a time clock and neither will we. It will take as long as it takes, and the only victory we will accept is an outcome.

All we need is a little more resolve and a little more money from Congress and we will get this cleared up right away. The American people will just have to trust me on that."

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Brian A.'s picture

The solution: freedom!

There's no problem purple fingers can't fix.

Brian A.
I'd rather be cycling.

Factchecker's picture

Don't fall for it

I say pulling out early is not an option.

There's no problem purple fingers can't fix.

Don't know if they're purple, but Bush apparently tries to fix problems by asking others to pull his finger.

Surprised you didn't post the photo here.

WhitesCreek's picture

There's no problem purple fingers can't fix.

WhitesCreek's picture

Best explanation I've seen...

Thomas Nephew's picture

Now that's funny.

Now that's funny, WhitesCreek.

redmondkr's picture

"Bogged too deep for a clean exit"

That's the title of The Sydney Morning Herald's assessment of the ISG report and Mr. Bush's reaction to it. The piece quotes Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

"Cordesman is scathing in his conclusion: 'The US effectively sent a bull in to liberate a china shop, and the study group now calls upon the US to threaten to remove the bull if the shop doesn't fix the china.'"

When I read the part about punishing the Iraqi government should their own troops fail to take over the security of the nation, I was reminded of those Iraqi soldiers who surrendered to a news team during the last gulf war.

"Mission Accomplished" and "Stay The Course" will haunt GW's legacy just as "Read My Lips . . No New Taxes" branded the old man.

mpower1952's picture

Bush responds

Bush couldn't have said it better himself.

Be a blessing to someone today.

Brian A.'s picture

Meanwhile

As the White House spent another day playing word games . . .
ten more U.S. troops were killed.

Brian A.
I'd rather be cycling.

redmondkr's picture

Mr. Bush reacts.

Mr. Bush reacts.

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