September 20, 2004
If this is true, Bush must go
I am amazed to see an article by Robert Novak which begins:
Inside the Bush administration policymaking apparatus, there is strong feeling that U.S. troops must leave Iraq next year. This determination is not predicated on success in implanting Iraqi democracy and internal stability. Rather, the officials are saying: Ready or not, here we go. [Chicago Sun-Times]
If that is actually what is going on, then in my view Bush is being incredibly dishonest in presenting himself as Mr. Steadfast in contrast to Kerry's flip-flopping.
If I knew it was true, I would vote for Kerry even though I don't think he's the right guy to lead the country. But I don't know it's true, so it's looking more and more like I just may not be able to vote with a good conscience at all.
The issue isn't whether the Bush administration's judgment is wrong, it's whether Bush is being a cravan liar, pandering to the public today to get their votes, and then planning to say something totally different after the election.
The whole article is well worth reading. Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for pointing it out.
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