Great Moments In Leadership

September 4th, 2007at 09:13pm Posted by Eli

I just wanted to follow up a bit on my previous post, about the little… disagreement between Dubya and Paul Bremer as to whether Bremer went off the reservation in ordering the dissolution of the Iraqi military.

First, let me just recap Dubya’s priceless response to said dissolution:

“The policy was to keep the army intact; didn’t happen.”

But when Mr. Draper pointed out that Mr. Bush’s former Iraq administrator, L. Paul Bremer III, had gone ahead and forced the army’s dissolution and then asked Mr. Bush how he reacted to that, Mr. Bush said, “Yeah, I can’t remember, I’m sure I said, ‘This is the policy, what happened?’ ” But, he added, “Again, Hadley’s got notes on all of this stuff,” referring to Stephen J. Hadley, his national security adviser.

Which prompted Bremer to produce the letter proving that he gave Dubya a heads-up on what he planned to do.

So, I think there are two possibilities here:

1) Dissolving the Iraqi military was the policy, and Dubya just doesn’t want to admit it because it turned out so disastrously, or…

2) Dubya didn’t pay any attention to Bremer’s letter, no-one (including Bremer) told him what he was about to do… and Dubya didn’t care. No-one got fired, and Dubya doesn’t even remember reacting to it, merely theorizes that he would have asked what happened.

So he’s either a great big liar, or the weakest, most oblivious president of all time.

Tough choice.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Republicans


Contact Eli





Feeds

Linkedelia!

Most Recent Posts

Archives

Categories

Calendar

September 2007
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930


Thinking Blogger

Pittsburgh Webloggers

Site Meter


View My Stats *