Friday, December 29, 2006

The insanity that is policy.

George Bush was slapped hard by the voters in November. But obviously not hard enough. It didn’t get through his thick skull. He promised a “new strategy” in Iraq.

What is the new strategy? It is the old strategy but on a higher level. According to the New York Times Bush “is considering an increase in troop levels in Iraq of 17,000 to 20,000...”

Now imagine someone deeply in debt. They are told that they are approaching bankruptcy and have to change their ways. He gives the matter some thought and decides to double his spending. The man would be considered a lunatic.

Here is what I expect from the White House. The idiot in Chief will propose troop increases. He will propose getting more involved in Iraq than before. He will make no changes except to intensify what he is doing now. He will then make a speech where he will try to convince the American public that what he is doing is a a new strategy. I suspect he will admit that things didn’t go quite as he expected but that “now” things are different. That victory is possible, that a corner is about to be turned, that the people have to have faith, etc. In other words more bullshit.

Allegedly Albert Einstein said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” A lunatic is running the asylum.