Bush also continued to fear-monger last week by again blurring the lines between the terrorists who are fomenting civil war in Iraq, and the al-Qaeda that was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. The terrorist network known, confusingly, as “al-Qaeda in Iraq” is a product of the U.S. invasion, not a justification for it.
The president seems unable to acknowledge that military power alone cannot impose democracy on a violent land unready for it. Miracles can happen. But the turmoil in Iraq today leaves one conclusion:
Bush has botched Iraq.
He cannot endlessly leave American soldiers to die fighting for impossible objectives. If he cannot admit that, Congress must force him to face reality.
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