President Bush addressed the Conservative Political Action Committee gathering in Washington today, and, according to the White House, he told the group that our “peace and prosperity” are at stake in the upcoming election.
Eerily Orwellian, Mr. President.
For a country at war and in a recession, “peace and prosperity” aren’t at stake; they have already been squandered. Even Bush isn’t so delusional as to see Iraq as “mission accomplished,” and the economy as “strong.”
But with McCain promising to sustain Bush’s war and his economic policies, perhaps the president is right. Peace and prosperity is at stake. Not the peace and prosperity Bush destroyed, but the peace and prosperity we won’t get back if we stay on the same course.