Sunday, May 27, 2007

Editorial: Bush's illusions and a war without end

Never mind how badly the war is going in Iraq. President George W. Bush has been swaggering around like a victorious general because he cowed a wobbly coalition of Democrats into dropping their attempt to impose a time limit on his disastrous misadventure.

By week's end, Bush was acting as though that bit of parliamentary strong-arming had left him free to ignore not just the Democrats, but also the vast majority of Americans, who want him to stop chasing illusions of victory and concentrate on how to stop the sacrifice of young Americans' lives.

And, ever faithful to his illusions, Bush was insisting that he was the only person who understood the true enemy.

Read the rest at the International Herald Tribune