Pat Buchanan via Suzie Madrack:
What persuades me we are headed for a crisis is that, within the presidents speech, lies a contradiction. He calls the war in Iraq vital to the future security of our country, i.e., defeat would be life threatening for America.
But if victory is vital to this country, how can Bush ever entrust the outcome of this war to Iraqis?
If victory is vital, how can he rule out more troops?
If victory is vital, how can he even rule out a draft?
Has Bush thought this through?