Monday, August 23, 2004

This George Doesn't Get it Either...

As George Bush sequesters his key defense advisors in Crawford, Texas, I wonder whether another George (Custer) had a similar meeting of his lieutenants just before the big battle.

This is a chance for the president and other military leaders to get outside of Washington, D.C., and have a good detailed discussion about key defense priorities," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said of the meeting Monday at the president's ranch.

Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard Myers and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice were among those set to attend. Gen. George Casey, the senior U.S. officer in Iraq, and Gen. John Abizaid, head of the U.S. Central Command, planned to participate via a video conference hookup.

Will any of the key advisors to this George (Bush) have the guts to tell him that his policy is a failed one, and that, on their present course, none of them will have a job next January? Or will this George continue to not admit any mistakes? The answer to the first question is probably "no" - the answer to the second is definitely "yes." Expect some new, desperate ideas to attract the 15-20 million military and veteran voters.

But vets, have you noticed, so far, that this George has only used you, not really paid attention to you or any of your needs?

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