Thursday, November 04, 2004

Nothing has changed...

The LA times

In the weeks after the fall of Baghdad, Iraqi looters loaded powerful explosives into pickup trucks and drove the material away from the Al Qaqaa ammunition site, according to a group of U.S. Army reservists and National Guardsmen who said they witnessed the looting.

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The senior intelligence official said there was no order for any unit to secure Al Qaqaa. "No way," the officer said, adding that doing so would have diverted combat resources from the push toward Baghdad.
"It's all about combat power," the officer said, "and we were short combat power.

Yep, everything that was true the day before yesterday is true today. It's still true that Bush bumbled the war. It's still true that Bush didn't send enough troops. It's still true that he put explosives in the hands of terrorists.

A new "mandate" doesn't wipe out any of Bush's unfitness for office. And as the scandals break, as Bush reaps what he sows, ... the loyal opposition will be there to make him feel the heat. By the time reality is done with him, Bush's only mandate will be to retire in disgrace.