< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: A bonehead maneuver

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A bonehead maneuver

I thought the GOP was supposed to be the evil geniuses of the bunch... always ready to exploit a weakness... quick to sniff out the other side's wounds... ready to chomp on their jugulars.

The "sanitized" version of the National Intelligence Estimate which President Bush ordered declassified, seemingly in order to save his own political hide, will end up destroying his majority in the House. History will look back on this as the single stupidest political decision ever made by a sitting President. A first class political "bonehead maneuver".

Quotes like this: "the Muslim mainstream emerges as the most powerful weapon in the war on terror" when cast against the current perception of the Iraq war will undoubtedly cost Bush seats in the next election. I think the only question now really is just how many seats will be lost?

I thought Bush and his Texan advisers were gunslingers... but I just can't imagine a seasoned gunfighter going out right before the final firefight and giving his enemy extra bullets.