(Ucs News Crawford Texas) President George W. Bush took time off from his holiday vacation to spin the death of Lance Cpl. Stephen L. Morris. The President told the gathered media, “3000 dead is the cost of freedom, but the bills will surely be higher in 2007.” The President went on to explain that least 20,000 more US troops will have the opportunity to die for his mistakes in 2007.
The new year seems to have brought out a new sense of candor from the President. With the election results showing US voters tired of the war, the President is trying to energize support for the failing cause. After the midterm set back, his first action was to ignore the voters entirely, then blame them for not having the resolve to “see it through”.
The Presidents’ second effort to boost support for the war was to rewrite the history of the Vietnam conflict. Only in the minds of George W. Bush and Henry Kissenger was the Vietnam war lost due to the lack of resolve and commitment. In the Bush retelling of the story, the 58,000 that died over 10 years “didn’t have their hearts in it.” Of course, in 1970, we knew what we were fighting for, right? It’s different in 2007 only one man knows exactly why we fight….right?
Happy New Year!