Skip to comments.Bush Reaction to Report Worries Father's Aides
Posted on 12/08/2006 10:27:04 AM PST by jmc1969
Former White House advisers to George H.W. Bush are keenly disappointed and concerned about the current President Bush's initial reaction to the report by the Iraq Study Group.
They consider him rather dismissive of the group's conclusions, issued yesterday, which include the view that current Iraq policy is failing. The group recommends a variety of important changes, such as assigning U.S. troops to play more of an advisory and training role and less of a combat role. The ISG also recommends that the United States withdraw most of its combat brigades by early 2008 and that the administration increase diplomatic efforts, including starting talks with Iran and Syria and energetically working toward an Israeli-Palestinian solution.
Adding to the unease were President Bush's comments at his Thursday news conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in which he avoided commenting on specifics in the ISG report.
"We have a classic case of circling the wagons," says a former adviser to Bush the elder. "If President Bush changes his policy in Iraq in a fundamental way, it undermines the whole premise of his presidency. I just don't believe he will ever do that."
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What an @$$hole and a coward! Sure, just throw the President under the bus, and support the Surrender Monkeys, anonymously!
And W is the dumb one, right? Most of the groups conclusions are dumb and utter garbage. W is right to be dismissive.
If these clowns are keenly disappointed, then I'm keenly satisfied.
So sad, too bad...
He should have used it to clean up after Barney..........
Maybe because he knows they are junk.
Best news I have read in a few days! ;-)
Well, I'LL be disappointed if he follows their suggestion of talking to the Iranians and Syrians.
Theres even enough of it for Mrs. Beasley and the kitty!
W is one of the few that see the dark clouds on the horizon.
And the problem with this is ???
How the hell did we survive 88-92 with so many of these clowns in charge?
My take is that Papa Buss invalidated some of the REALLY REALLY bad policies.
He was POTUS after all.
More worrisome, though, is the attitude implicit in the report that the "Missouri Compromise" will continue to work to keep America safe ~
History will show that W was the last president that had a pair.
And most of Poppy's greedy old cowardly Saudi lackeys are in their twilight years and probably don't care much about what things will be like 10-20 years down the road.
They have little or nothing to offer in the way of worthwhile advice for how we're going to deal with this problem. They did a lot to contribute to the problem in the first place.
GHWB, crawl back into the shadow of your son, who, hopefully, will NOT be distracted by James Baker, Globalist lawyer to the Saudi Dubais, and Lee Hamilton, a pompous self-important nincompoop.
As well he should be, considering many of those conclusions would've made even Neville Chamberlain blush.
This isn't "circling the wagons". It is politely ignoring the ravings of a pack of lunatics. You don't even have to go past the executive summary of the report to see that the the ten wise guys had to be drunk when they wrote it.