Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy really. The big cheese is having one of those weeks that most of us can’t help but relate to. (With?) I mean, I can relate. Mama said there’d be weeks like this.
Tuesday, W got his lunch eaten for him by members of his own party. They dropped by to tell him that the war is a serious political downer for the GOP, that people in their districts are mentally prepared for defeat there, and that somebody needs to admit to US that Iraq is hosed. And it can’t be the Shrub, because he’s lost credibility. [Paging Petraeus — is there a general in the house?]
“Davis, a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, also presented Bush dismal polling figures to dramatize just how perilous the party’s position is, participants said. Davis would not disclose details, saying the exchange was private. Others warned Bush that his personal credibility on the war is all but gone.” [Washington Post]
Wednesday Bush was in Kansas, bringing spiritual comfort to those effected by the terrible tornadoes there. And I imagine he feels like he’s been through a twister himself, facing the immediate resignation of his best war buddy, Tony Blair. This development really surprised me. Maybe I missed some foreshadowing in the news. Wow.
Prime Minister Tony Blair announces when he will step down on Thursday, 10 years after winning power in what was hailed as a new dawn for Britain that has since been darkened by the Iraq war.
Blair, U.S. President George W. Bush’s closest ally over Iraq, leaves office out of favor among voters for sending British forces to join the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. [Yahoo! News]
Speaking of entertaining, John Stewart says, “Finally, Iraq has become the country we thought it was when we invaded.”