Bush's Approval Rating Drops to 49 Percent
It dropped to 60 percent last week, then 53 percent.
As of today it's 49 percent.
In other words, appropriately, it is dropping like a hanged man.
And Cheney may take the first political bullet soon. Should we take it as a sign that Gerald Ford visited the White House today
, celebrating his 90th birthday? (as neither was an elected president nor very bright, Bush and Ford must have had a great deal to talk about)
The new commander of the over than 150,000 troops in Iraq today probably didn't help by announcing
that the 3rd Infantry troops(the Third Infantry saw the first, and worst, fighting and can hardly be called slackers) that dared say they were being screwed
would face punishment, which could be anything from a reprimand to a court-martial. Look for the first fragging next week. (oh wait, the first one occurred during the war) And how will they shut up their wives? And now that this is an attritive guerilla war, how exactly will Rumsfeld get the new troops that will be needed once the ones there are exhausted or dead? Look for a draft and soon.
Bush is in a corner and some time after he's removed in office he may realize it. But what will this desperate president not there rightfully anyway do in such a corner? Only scaring people has worked for him so far.
I'm betting his people will engineer a dirty bomb attack. Or allow one to happen.
Things are happening so fast all of a sudden, and it's not even 2004 yet. Goodness!
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