Going Nowhere Fast

Apparently sources close to President Bush are part of the cliche-based community:

President Bush is expected to announce his new Iraq strategy in an address to the nation early next week, several sources in Washington told CNN Tuesday.

The president has not yet signed off on any changes, including a possible increase of U.S. troops, according to sources with information about Bush’s deliberations on Iraq.

However, the sources say he is “driving toward a conclusion” and a plan is “taking shape” which is “getting more detailed” as the president puts “on the finer points.”

Well, that’s good news. Maybe now we’ll really have those “evildoers” finally “on the run” so we can, once again, “turn a corner” and have the insurgency “in its death throes.”

It’s like Oval Office MadLibs!

Adding to my worry: the Bush administration didn’t change course based on events on the ground, but on Republicans getting their asses handed to them in the last election. So, either they held onto a losing strategy thinking they would win the election, or they dropped a winning strategy in order to pander to the electorate.

Neither is very honorable, if you ask me.

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