Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.Young Mr. Bush announced today that he'll bring about 8,000 troops home by February 2009. That's about seven months after the surge was originally supposed to expire, about 8,000 troops shy of reducing the troop levels to their pre-surge numbers, and about a month after his woebegone tenure as commander in chief expires. Master George also say more forces could withdraw in the first half of 2009, by which point he'll be clearing brush at his ranch and tepee off the trees in front of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
Only in the Barbecue Republic would the head of state tell his populace that his war escalation plan has been so successful that he has to extend it into the next head of state's term, and only in the Barbecue Republic would 45 percent or more of the population salute and say "makes sense to me."
Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy (Retired) writes at Pen and Sword . Jeff's novel Bathtub Admirals (Kunati Books), a lampoon on America's rise to global dominance, is on sale now. Also catch Russ Wellen's interview with Jeff at The Huffington Post and Scholars and Rogues.