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It’s Find A Spine Time

Joseph L. Galloway of McClatchy Newspapers has written a commentary about the latest Stay the Course speech: Bush still refuses to admit he was wrong

…On the schedule the president laid down this week, we’ll still have some 138,000 troops on the ground in Iraq next July, and 100,000 on January 20, 2009, when Bush’s successor will take office, and he made it clear that he hopes to have agreements in place to ensure an American military presence there for many years to come.

Will Bush get away with this? From all the evidence at hand, the answer, sadly, is yes. Only the Democrats in Congress stand in his way, and they have yet to find their spines, or a semblance of moral courage, or even a sufficient understanding of the Constitution and its clauses on war making and war-financing, to override The Decider.

It’s a long journey from now to January 20, 2009, and the blood of many Americans and even more Iraqis will flow freely and stain the hands of those who allow this insane war to continue at the behest of a stubborn, unseeing, unthinking man from Crawford, Texas.

Why listen to a journalist, especially one who voted for the Shrubbery in 2000? Maybe because he was the only civilian award a Bronze Star with V during the Vietnam War for rescuing wounded American soldiers.

The man knows something about wars, up close and personal.