Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bushie Actually Gets It!

My Way News:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush says he sees a possible parallel in the increase in violence in Iraq and the 1968 Tet offensive that prompted Americans to lose support for the Vietnam War.

Asked in an ABC News interview on Wednesday whether he agreed with an opinion by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman that the current violence in Iraq was 'the jihadist equivalent of the Tet offensive,' Bush said: 'He could be right.'

'There's certainly a stepped-up level of violence, and we're heading into an election,' Bush said.

[...]

"They believe that if they can create enough chaos, the American people will grow sick and tired of the Iraqi effort and will cause government to withdraw," he said.
Unfortunately, he sees all this as a reason to stay the course rather than change strategy or plan redeployment. That's the part he doesn't get, that it's not working and something (the administration) needs to change. Oh well. He'll get it eventually.
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