The Bush Intervention

Just as with all his failed businesses, it looks like Dubya is going to need daddy’s friends to bail him out. This time it will be more difficulty, with Bush ignoring his father’s advice not to go into Iraq. Still, the grown ups realize they have a serious problem and the must intervene. The Washington Monthly reports on a bipartisan group working under the radar to attempt to find a solution to the mess in Iraq. Bush might not be able to ignore this group, as it is led by James Baker, the man who made him king. They realize the problem, both in Iraq and with the person who got us involved there:

But with each passing day, the country is closer to the train wreck that Baker and others are said to fear. In the end, avoiding it might ride on the ability of Jim Baker to persuade the president that it’s time to declare victory and exit.

“The object of our policy has to be to get our little white asses out of there as soon as possible,” another working-group participant told me. To do that, he said, Baker must confront the president “like the way a family confronts an alcoholic. You bring everyone in, and you say, ‘Look, my friend, it’s time to change


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    yoyo says:

    it is a foolish thing,

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    David T. says:

    Great, now we are depending upon the man who went to battle in Florida to make sure the votes in Florida weren’t counted and GW Bush became president to do the right thing. Why am I not excited about that?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    It’s far from ideal, but the Bush i people opposed the war from the start, and this group does have input from people from both parties. While I share your reservations about James Baker, at least he is would have a better chance than most of launching a successful intervention.

    Most likely it won’t matter. Bush will insist he is The Decider.

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