October 28, 2004
Go on: Click the picture and watch the man who told the world yesterday, "For a political candidate to jump to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief."
Here's what jumping to conclusions has yielded:
Deaths of Iraqis have soared by 100,000 since the start of the Iraq war and many of the victims have been women and children, public health experts from the United States said on Thursday.
Add those deaths to the 1,251 coalition soldiers who have been killed (including 905 U.S. military deaths since Fratboy said "Bring 'em On") and the 7,532 who have been wounded in action, and I'd say we've successfully shown the world what war is all about.
Meanwhile, Rudy "I Am The God of 9/11" Guiliani demonstrates his support of our troops. (Thanks to Atrios)
Update: General Wesley Clarke responds:
“For President Bush to send Rudolph Giuliani out on television to say that the 'actual responsibility' for the failure to secure explosives lies with the troops is insulting and cowardly.Go Wesley Go! Think he'll get a Cabinet position?
“The President approved the mission and the priorities. Civilian leaders tell military leaders what to do. The military follows those orders and gets the job done. This was a failure of civilian leadership, first in not telling the troops to secure explosives and other dangerous materials, and second for not providing sufficient troops and sufficient equipment for troops to do the job.
“President Bush sent our troops to war without sufficient body armor, without a sound plan and without sufficient forces to accomplish the mission. Our troops are performing a difficult mission with skill, bravery and determination. They deserve a commander in chief who supports them and understands that the buck stops in the Oval Office, not one who gets weak knees and shifts blame for his mistakes.”