I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

More on Bush's Moronic Press Conference

As I mentioned below John Hinderaker of Powerline must have not seen the same Bush press conference I saw. Well Slate's Fred Kaplan did and he agrees that it was a Moronic Presidential Press Conference!
George W. Bush criticizing someone for not understanding the world is like … well, it's like George W. Bush criticizing someone for not understanding the world. It's sui generis: No parallel quite captures the absurdity so succinctly.
Fred points out that Bush has no strategy because he really doesn't seem to know what strategy is.
As for Iraq, it's no news that Bush has no strategy. What did come as news—and, really, a bit of a shocker—is that he doesn't seem to know what "strategy" means.

Asked if it might be time for a new strategy in Iraq, given the unceasing rise in casualties and chaos, Bush replied, "The strategy is to help the Iraqi people achieve their objectives and dreams, which is a democratic society. That's the strategy. … Either you say, 'It's important we stay there and get it done,' or we leave. We're not leaving, so long as I'm the president."
Yes, the Moron in Chief seems to be confusing the objective with strategy. Do you suppose this is why he has no strategy.

There is a lot more in Kaplan's piece so read it all.

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