06 April 2004

How out of touch is our president?

Quick—what is Iraqi administrator Bremer’s first name? In Bush’s recent “insistence” that we will pull out of Iraq by June 30, he calls him “Jerry.” But isn’t his name Paul? I’m probably too nitpicky here, but this seems in line with recent allegations from Suskind and Clarke that our president is embarrassingly out of the loop.

For a different reading of Bush’s comments, check out Mickey Kaus. “As ‘firm’ as the day is long!” asserts that Bush might not be insisting at all; rather, he’s trying to hedge his bets. Looks like we could be in Iraq longer after all. (Which would probably be a good thing, if we’re serious about stabilizing the region.)


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