Bush’s “Sorry” Means Nothing
President Bush has decided to send 20,000 more troops to Iraq. He takes responsibility for the mistakes that have been made. In effect, he apologized for what he has gotten us into.
This apology is meaningless. Bush says that failure in Iraq means that “Radical Islamic extremists would grow in strength and gain new recruits.” He understands that we are in an untenable situation with seemingly no path to victory.
How can he even stand in front of us? Does he not realize that he is the only reason we are in this situation? His repeated attempts to continue to connect Iraq to the “war on terror” only prove how insane this man must be. Then, he throws in a few fear-mongering comments about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. It’s the classic scenario of the man who is building more and more lies on top of lies to try to cover up his mistakes.
None of this had to happen. There were no missiles aimed at our citizens. There were no missiles at all. It was a concoction designed for political gain and nothing more. 20,000 more troops are being placed in harm’s way only so that one man can save face rather than save lives.
If Bush’s plan is wrong, what is the right path? I don’t know. I’m not sure anyone knows. It may be unsolvable. However, Bush thinks he knows and that’s the most dangerous kind of knowledge. He feels as though he has a moral and righteous duty to follow the path he has created. He feels as though he is bound by faith to continue to press forward.
That faith is as dangerous as it was for the Crusaders, because it is blind to the reality in which it exists. Faith is blind and dump to anything that might speak against it. Bush, a man of faith is lost because faith has let him down.
Some part of him now knows that he is a man with no nation and a God that has forsaken him. My greatest fear is that he will attempt to sacrifice something to gain God’s favor again.