The President is not a man of courage. The absolute first test of courage is to tell the truth, and that is something this President refuses to do.
Unlike RR, who did not hesitate to tell the truth, despite great ridicule and hatred directed at him for doing so, this President has decided that being a poker player is the right approach to the presidency.
We will not win this war if even the President refuses to name our enemy. To do so would take a tremendous act of courage, literally death-defying courage. But until someone such as a President does it, we are bound to lose.
Even such brilliant men such as Edward Koch and Daniel Pipes and and Victor Hansen do not have the courage to name the enemy; they resort to absurd circumlocutions, made-up names, tokens of their fear.
I have no doubt the President is a well meaning man. He is just not a leader, or a man of principle.
True leaders are NOT mouthy teens, who don't recognize that words have consequences.
I heard him with my own ears call them Islamo facists...twice. Along with extremists, evildoers, islamic radicals, terrorists, and just about every variation on that theme. The Prez knows who we are fighting and why we have to win. That is EXACTLY why he intends to reform the arab and muslim world. And lo and behold, it's working.
There are just some Americans that hate everything he does (democrats) or hate everything that is pro-American (leftists) and some "conservatives" that think they would do a better job in this WOT, of which Iraq is but one battlefield. Bush bitch slapped the UN and World Opinion and went after Saddam (who is about to hang, BTW), had our men snuff out Uday and Qusay, Zarquwi and thousands of his evil minions. He has coerced more cooperation out of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and Yemen and Morrocco than anyone thought possible. He has conquered Afghanistan, the land where empires fall. He has consistently brushed aside democrat carping, the advice of the euroweenies, and the weak kneed conservatives that have no stomach for war. And when the Baker Report came out, he lined his bird cage with it. If that ain't leadership, there is no such thing.
The enemy has been named by President Bush. Your arabesque on this matter reveals you have either missed this; or are willfully ignoring such.