Bush Was Against Troop Pullout Before He Was For It?

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

It was only a week or two ago when Bush/Cheney were labelling war critics, who were advocating troop withdrawal from Iraq, as a bunch of "cut and run" cheese-eating surrender monkeys (or words to that effect).

But now, the Los Angeles Times writes that Bush will give "a major speech" on Wednesday "in which aides say he is expected to herald the improved readiness of Iraqi troops, which he has identified as the key condition for pulling out U.S. forces":

The administration’s pivot on the issue comes as the White House is seeking to relieve enormous pressure by war opponents. The camp includes liberals, moderates and old-line conservatives who are uneasy with the costly and uncertain nation-building effort… The developments seemed to lay the groundwork for potentially large withdrawals in 2006 and 2007, consistent with scenarios outlined by Pentagon planners.

I’m glad the Bush Administration is getting behind the eight ball on this.  Of course, like with Katrina, they do always seem to be behind the curve when it comes to doing the right thing.  You ever notice that?