At 3/30/03 09:00 PM, Newgrundling wrote:
The war's outcome and events will determine much of this, so the question cannot really be answered yet.
I do believe, however, that part of his reason for engaging this was is to secure his name in the annals of history.
I agree with what you've said here, I'd also say this is an effort by Bush to cover the scandals, the screw-ups, and the general domestic blundering which has marked his Presidency by starting and winning a war that nobody really wanted anyway and then being like "I'm a big war hero! Re-elect me! I beat Saddam, we all hate Saddam right?" Sadly, most of America is gonna swallow this, their going to look past all his obvious mistakes, and when re-election rolls around, and he's reminding us how he "lead the country after 9/11" and "fought for Iraq's freedom" people are going to simply go into the booths, cast their vote for Bush, so they won't feel unpatriotic...of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.