One has to ask if George Bush has cooties? Members of his own party are abandoning him in droves of his ridiculous plan to escalate the war in Iraq by sending additional American troops. A number of key congressional Republicans including Olympia Snowe of Maine and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska have come out in support of a non-binding resolution urging the president not to send more troops. And now one of Bush’s close advisors is admitting that the war is going to harm the GOP politically.
From Robert Novak:
This hastens the desire of Republicans, who once cheered the Bush Doctrine in the Middle East, to remove U.S. forces from a politically deteriorating condition as soon as possible. “Iraq is a black hole for the Republican Party,” a prominent party strategist told me this week. What makes his comments so important is that he is not a maverick Republican in Congress but one of Bush’s principal political advisers.
This war has been a disaster from the beginning. The Republicans lost control of Congress because and with Bush and John McCain insisting on escalating the war, the GOP is going to face increased hostility from voters in 2008