Iraq Plan Draws Criticism, Mockery On HillNow, obviously I ain't one to rely willy-nilly on what a majority of people believe when it comes to doing what is right (can you say "the majority of people suffer from a God Delusion"?) So I "understand the President" when he says he can't let Policy be set by the whim of the pollsters.
President's Plan To Send More Troops To Iraq Meets Opposition From Both Democrats And Republicans
Jan. 11, 2007
Americans' opinions apparently were not swayed very much by President Bush's speech outlining his new strategy, according to a CBS News poll.
Fifty percent of those who saw the speech said they disapprove of the president's proposals, while 37 percent said they approve. Just one-third of those surveyed said they support Mr. Bush's call to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq.
Following the speech, 68 percent of Americans — the same number as prior to the speech — said they were uneasy about the president's ability to make decisions about Iraq.
On the other hand, his abilities as Teh Decider do seem to beg for any reason at all to moderate his ideas of what is "best for the country."
Since I found the CBS story via Darwin, I'm gonna wrap up this look at an American Lunatic with double D's take on another profoundly disturbing example of what kind of hiring decisions the President of the United States of America has made to date.
So the Secretary of Defense, the man in charge of the largest, most lethal military complex ever developed, is no expert no military matters. Are they just finding people under rocks to do the most vital jobs in the administration?At one point Gates, just three weeks on the job, told lawmakers, "I would confess I'm no expert on Iraq." Later, asked about reaching the right balance between American and Iraqi forces, he told the panel he was "no expert on military matters."
[Darwin's Dagger: What Did He Just Say?]