President Bush is in deep sh*t at home. The American public are p*ssed off with his disastrous handling of the Iraqi situation.
He has resorted to the same old BS tactic which tell us straightaway that he is in trouble and desperate for public support – he referred again to 9/11 together with why the US needs to remain in Iraq. When a US president drags out an old smelly lie, that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11, that sure as hell tells us something, like Bush has run out of ideas.
Bush said that for the US to pull out before the mission has been completed, whatever that was (oil or the safety of Israel, or both?), would be to dishonour the memory of all the Americans who died there. But really, Bush is already dishonouring them by attempting to use an old lie that killed them in the first place
Apart from American polls indicating the public’s dissatisfaction with his conduct of the war, casualties have hit local communities in the American heartland badly, where dozens of local boys were decimated in Iraq within a week. Already, such deaths have recalled for older Americans the traumas of the Vietnam years. The campaign against the war is picking up with several demonstrations planned against Bush wherever he goes.
Both sides of the American political divide are pressuring Bush to set a timetable for withdrawal.
Bush is cornered from all sides. He is relying on lies to see him through.