Little George's legacy being in jeopardy is not news. We've known this for some time now, we haven't needed soothsayers to predict that for us. Personally I don't see how it can be salvaged with all that has gone on...been done...with more spin to come. Rove must be sweating bullets trying to come up with some sort of way out of this tangled web he has woven. He may find himself on a stage one day as the skull that Hamlet holds forth as poor Yoric. This may be their summer of discontent...in spades.
It seems Voinovich has conversed with the Rovemeister and given a dire warning. Georgie needs to develop a workable plan to withdraw the troops from Iraq as a beginning salvage of is historical presidential legacy. It's the impossible dream by now. The Man from La Mancha cannot tilt at windmills anymore...so what makes people think there's any possibility that George could save a slice of good history for himself. I just don't think so plain and simple.
The WH spokesman Snowman Tony said last week that GW's GOPers in Congress wouldn't break with their fearless leader over the war. Check for Kool-aid under the podium next time folks. Anyway...Voinovich warned GW is still young enough and should seriously think about his legacy. It just makes me want to laugh and pound the desk at the same time. We know all these things...and have for some time. I guess the right just didn't want to face it until they had to.
Voinovich is giving them some time until September to get General Patraeus' progress report. I know I can't wait. But I don't trust any of them. I think it is entirely possible for Petraeus to go along with what Dubbie wants and just fall in with it. So after the surge...we'll need a boost in troops. They'll find some sort of excuse to prolong it. And if they don't...will I ever be surprised! We should all expect a dramatic new strategy to be ready in the fall...but Voinovich said he will endorse a Democratic plan mandating a timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq within 120 days. And I personally think that is the best we'll get for those of us that want out now.I applaud Voinovich for his spunk and intelligence though. His break with the WH came just one day after Republican Senator Lugar of Indiana...delivered a very dramatic speech on the Senate floor declaring the president's current strategy was not working. Sounds of hope are a good thing now and again.
We all know history isn't going to be kind to Dubbie. Even if he can come up with a plan to stabilize the region and protect the troops...(highly doubtful)...he will never be looked upon as some sort of hero president. That train left the station years ago. That train left with lies and corruption, with a multitude of deceptions that would choke a horse. You reach a point when you cannot hide all the sweeping under the carpet business that has gone on. The biggest mistake is thinking Americans are stupid or that we are like pet rocks. Word has it there are other Republicans ever so close to speaking out against the current (ill-conceived) strategy.
“I won’t mention anyone’s name. But I have every reason to believe that the fur is going to start to fly, perhaps sooner than what they may have wanted.” Voinovich also said in a more blunt manner of speech using profanity to describe the WH's management of Iraq by charging the administration..."f*cked up" the war.I say...right on dude! I guess he expressed his views to Rove for this being a good "opportunity" for George to come together with the Dems and Repubs on an exit strategy that will undoubtedly be good for the country. Imagine that...a Republican that is making some sense. Sense at last...sense at last...thank Gawd Almighty sense at last!
“I got into this to get them to move, and they’re moving,” said Voinovich, who is pushing for the president to put together a workable plan for withdrawing U.S. troops that will be ready in time for a September progress report on the military surge from Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq.
“I really think that they understand,” said Voinovich. “We’ll see by September what they put together. But the main thing is were running out of time — we should take advantage of this time.”