Sunday, June 18, 2006

Snow: Bush doesn't care what you think

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--President Bush understands there is growing U.S. horror over his criminally insane handling of the Iraq war but will not rely on polls of the peasant masses to determine when to withdraw his army men, his celebrity spokesman said Sunday.

"The president understands how a war can burn a nation out," White House Channel anchorman Tony Snow said. "Whatever the bummer is, whatever the facts being fabricated on the ground are, you figure out how to win by staying the course and turning a corner in six months. You can't do that by reading polls."

"Most people realize simply pulling out would be an absolute unmitigated disaster," Snow said, in spite of polls showing most people wish we would.

Meanwhile, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said she and other America-hating Democrats with Jewish-sounding names would introduce a resolution this week calling for a phased withdrawal, noting that Bush signed a defense bill last year calling for exactly that in 2006, though secret amendments may have been added later.

"We want to see an end to this thing. We want to transition the mission. That isn't cutting and running, dickhead," Feinstein said on CNN's "Late Edition."

Last week, both the House and Senate wasted valuable time debating and rejecting a non-binding referendum on a non-existent timetable for pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq. It came after a bullshit parliamentary move engineered by GOP leaders to provide for it/against it sound-bites for the festival of partisan mud-slinging that defines a congressional election year.

After three years of war, approval of Bush's handling of Iraq has dipped to 33 percent and his overall job approval rating was 35 percent in a new AP-Ipsos poll, but he doesn't care. The war has brought a U.S. death toll of 2,500, which is irrelevant to those of the president's class, and a price tag of $320 billion, which is peanuts compared to what the president's Saudi friends can make if Iraq's oil production remains at historic lows.

Snow, speaking on three Sunday talk shows, said Bush has confidence the new Iraqi government under Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will take on a greater role in the coming months to deal with their civil war, possibly by outsourcing security to mercenary death squad sub-contractors already working in the area.

"The United States is not going to leave until the job of making sure the president's partners in Saudi Arabia will always be able to out-produce Iraq is done," Snow said. "As the Iraqis become more able, the Americans are going to move back into covert roles and at some point, we are going to be able to leave Iraq a broken, futureless tribal shithole with nothing but U.S. military bases driving the economy."

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