In One Eye

Tuesday, July 19, 2005
 
It should come as no surprise that
President Bush on Monday qualified his earlier pledge to dismiss any White House official found to be involved.

Instead, Bush created a higher threshold, saying that "if someone committed a crime" he would be fired.
After all, Dear Leader kept on moving the goalposts regarding justifications for the Iraq invasion and occupation. First, the US had to invade the country because of a security risk; then, we were there to provide a model for the rest of the Middle East; now we seem to be there in order to restore some order to the chaos (that, of course, the invasion exacerbated) that is Iraq.

It's just another pie-in-the-sky promise with a subsequent refusal to follow through on it.