On Sunday, White House spokesman Tony Snow said, ""President Bush understands there is growing U.S. concern over his handling of the Iraq war but will not rely on polls to determine when to withdraw troops". This is troubling for two reasons:
1) It's a complete lie. A politician not paying attention to the polls is like me passing a bake sale and not buying anything. In short - in ain't gonna happen. Apparently, Tony Snow thinks that America is still the same stupid country it was a year and a half ago when it re-elected "W". However time will make that abundantly clear this November.
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2) It tells the American people that the president and the republican congress (who have been chosen by said people to represent them when making decisions) are completely ignoring what the majority of said people want - instead doing what benefits the president and the republican party.
This is nothing new of course. "W" has done exactly what he has wanted to do since he was originally placed into office (this includes planning an attack on Iraq even before 9/11). How can the United States be spreading the ideas and principls of democracy overseas when it is completely ignoring the most basic ideals of democracy at home??
Seventy percent of Iraqi citizens want the US out of their country. And a majority of US citizens want an end to this debacle. However, "W" has given us no end date, no plan to evacuate, and no finality to the number of US soldiers who will continue to die for what THEY believe in - the country's founding principle that the will of the people will prevail. Somewhere, "W" and the republicans have forgotten it's their number one job description.
Isn't it appropriate that the person who speaks for this White House is named "Snow".