Just yesterday, President Bush went out of his way to praise Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki saying that he was a good man with a very tough job. Now this morning I wake up to news all over the Internet suggesting that U.S. intelligence agencies have a different view of al-Maliki and these agencies do not believe that the Prime Minister has what it takes to reform Iraq.
To me, these new reports from not identified people at U.S. intelligence agencies looks more like a democratic effort to take success away from the Bush administration's Iraq troop surge policy in order to try and keep the American people totally upset by American involvement in Iraq. Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh have been saying for months that the democratic party is invested in defeat and on this point he might just be correct.
If Americans just sit down and think this Iraq War situation out to a conclusion rather than taking at face value what is reported to them by the New York Times or told to them by President Bush, most people would probably side with President Bush. There is no good outcome in a speedy withdrawal from Iraq because our withdrawal would cause a huge bloodbath there the same as when America lost it's will and removed troops from Vietnam.
There are some people in the United States that hate President Bush so much that they would cause even a bigger human tragedy in Iraq just to see him hurt further in public opinion. The time for debating the wisdom of going into Iraq has come and gone and hopefully most Americans will start to demand victory from our leaders instead of defeat.
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