""We’re constantly changing tactics to achieve a strategic goal," the president said, adding that "stay the course" is only a partial description of his strategy in Iraq. "My attitude is, ‘Don’t do what you’re doing if it’s not working; change,’ " said Bush, who met yesterday with the senior U.S. commander in Iraq to review the progress of the war. " ‘Stay the course’ also means don’t leave before the job is done."" Washpost
I listened to ’43 yesterday. I heard nothing new and the body language and emphasis told me that he has no intention of doing anything different than what he has been doing.
In fact, his evident anger and hectoring tone make it abundantly clear that reporters are lucky that he lacks the power displayed by King Bruno in "Jabberwocky," who, tiring of someone like David Gregory, ordered, "Guard, kill that man!!"
Of late people are asking me if the James Baker led "Iraq"Study Group" is going to issue a report recommending an international conference or some other "artistic" device designed to provide "cover" for "cutting and running" as the administration calls it.
Well, I don’t see how that would work. They can recommend anything they want, but if the "decider" does not change his mind, they are out of luck….