Friday, August 18, 2006

Bush Said to Be Frustrated by Level of Public Support in Iraq

President Bush made clear in a private meeting this week that he was concerned about the lack of progress in Iraq and frustrated that the new Iraqi government — and the Iraqi people — had not shown greater public support for the American mission, participants in the meeting said Tuesday.

Those who attended a Monday lunch at the Pentagon that included the president’s war cabinet and several outside experts said Mr. Bush carefully avoided expressing a clear personal view of the new prime minister of Iraq, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki.

But in what participants described as a telling line of questioning, Mr. Bush did ask each of the academic experts for their assessment of the prime minister’s effectiveness.

“I sensed a frustration with the lack of progress on the bigger picture of Iraq generally — that we continue to lose a lot of lives, it continues to sap our budget,” said one person who attended the meeting. “The president wants the people in Iraq to get more on board to bring success.”

After reading this try to imagine that Bush lives remotely anywhere near the real world that most of us inhabit. That's what happens when you are a right wing authoritarian who is told what he wants to hear and doesn't want to know about things that don't go along with the plan.

Delusional might be the word.

Yes, we are in extremely serious trouble with this group of Neo-Cons in charge.

Read the rest of the story here.

Thanks to This Modern World for the tip.

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