"Why should we hear about body bags, and deaths? ... Why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? And watch [my son] suffer."
-(the real evil) Barbara Bush
"Let them Eat Cake"
-Commonly (and falsely) attributed to Marie Antoinette
So, Bush is sending out the troops to battle Michael Moore without any knowledge of what Michael Moore is saying.
A leader would have to have incredibly poor judgment to send his forces out againt an enemy when they had no intelligence of the enemy's strength, arsenal or intentions and no plan for bringing the conflict to a successful conclusion. Yet there's something strangely familiar about that scenario.
America has made al Qaeda very successful. Through Reagan, we nurtured, fed and armed them. bin Laden wanted Hussein's secular government toppled, they wanted free rein in Iraq, and they wanted the world to hate America.
While al Qaeda operatives roamed freely over most of the world, they couldn't get a foothold in Iraq, except in the Kurdish north, where the U.S. protected them from Hussein.
And now, in what must be to Osama bin Laden's delight, Bush has toppled Saddam Hussein's secular government, he has allowed al Qaeda into Iraq, giving them free rein, all the while making more people around the world hate the United States than ever have before.
George W. Bush couldn't possibly do a better job of giving al Qaeda what they want.
But that's OK by Bush and his supporters. Better to stick with what you believe than to ever accept reality.