- "We’re kicking ass," he told Mark Vaile on the tarmac after the Deputy Prime Minister inquired politely of the President’s stopover in Iraq en route to Sydney.
We need a President who doesn’t talk like a 13 year old raving about a new video game.
Oh, and a President who can grasp reality:
As for the “substance” (I use the word loosely) of Bush’s boast, could he be any more wrong? Yesterday, the GAO documented the fact that Iraq has successfully completed three of the administration’s 18 benchmarks. Maybe 17% results were enough for Gentlemen’s Cs to get Bush through school, but in this universe, it hardly qualifies as “kicking ass.”
I suspect Bush hasn’t thought this through very clearly, but it’s almost as if the president has decided that he needs to start really lying. Dems keep pointing to reality, and highlighting the fact that the policy isn’t working. If Bush concedes publicly that his strategy is struggling, it would be perceived as a sign of weakness. So, he swings for the fences — his Iraq policy isn’t just starting to produce results; it’s actually “kicking ass.”