The ongoing revisionist attempts by President Bush and his administration are laughable. Most absurd of all is the attempt to color the surge as a courageous and bold decision. I would say, “Let’s be honest about this,” but with this group, why start now?
Whether you agree with the premise of or the need for this war or not (I don’t), the surge was not a courageous decision, and it was not a bold decision. It was really the only thing a cornered president could have done.
The choices were to stay the course (at that time a disaster, to say the least), to withdraw (never an option for this egomaniacal administration) or to “surge.” What’s bold? What’s courageous? It was the only choice a lame-duck, inept president in a disastrous time, in the last gasps of an incompetent presidency, could have done. Give me a break on the courage.
Stop the revisionism. Nothing they say will change the facts.
Jeffrey L. Roitman