Posts tagged: Iraq War

The Politics of Defeat: George W. Bush and the “Troop Surge” — The Blame Game

By , January 11, 2007

January 11, 2007 — Earlier this week, my wife commented that President Bush was scheduled to make a “major announcement” on Wednesday (January 10) about the war in Iraq. My immediate response was to assert that Bush’s goal was simple: to announce an unacceptable, unreasonable proposal to escalate the failed “war” in order to force the Democrats to object and refuse to allow it. Then, Bush will claim that the failure of the war in Iraq is the fault of the Democrats’ refusal to accept his last-minute miracle solution, and not Bush’s fault. Read more »

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