After a week of hearing from General Patreus and Ambassador Crocker--both well regarded public servants to our country--we heard tonight from President Shrub. My gut level reaction--I just can not believe anything that comes out of his mouth.
There was plenty in his address that one could quibble with, and some things one could find that might, might, might sound hopeful coming from someone else. Hearing it from this President, I could only shake my head, and wish I had the ability to show him out of the Oval Office for the last time, and give him one final free ride on Air Force One back to Crawford Texas forever.
No chief executive in any organization who has demonstrated such a complete lack of touch with reality would be allowed to stay in the job one more hour, let alone another 18 months. He is our modern day Commander Queeg, so deluded in his thinking that one would take pity on him were it not for the fact that he is putting others' lives in mortal danger with his contnued delusional thinking. How frightening it is that someone so incompetent is at the helm until January, 2009.
No matter where one is on the political spectrum or even on the reasons for this war, this is not a man who is up to the job he has in managing this country's affairs--he ably demonstrated that tonight, but little else.