Friday, June 24, 2005

Why Bush is Losing . . .

Victor Davis Hanson declares that he's winning, but actually explains why Bush is losing the Global War on Terror:
If President Bush were a liberal Democrat; if he were bombing a white Christian, politically clumsy fascist in the heart of Europe; if al Qaeda and its Islamist adherents were properly seen as eighth-century tormenters of humanists, women, homosexuals, non-Arabs, and non-Wahhabi believers; and if Iraq had become completely somnolent with the toppling of Saddam's statue, then the American people would have remained behind the effort to dismantle Islamic fundamentalism and create the foundations to ensure its permanent demise.

IMHO Bush bears the responsibility for his failures (Reagan did OK, and he certainly wasn't a liberal Democrat in office), but Hanson is right about some other things, and the article is worth reading. (link from Little Green Footballs)