“In my judgment, the costs and risks of continuing down the current path outweigh the potential benefits that might be achieved,” Lugar, R-Ind., said in a Senate floor speech. “Persisting indefinitely with the surge strategy will delay policy adjustments that have a better chance of protecting our vital interests over the long term.” . . .
However, [Lugar spokesman Andy] Fisher said the speech does not mean Lugar would switch his vote on the war or embrace Democratic measures setting a deadline for troop withdrawals.
Bush can at least say that he’s implementing a massively wrongheaded Iraq policy, leading to untold deaths and the trashing of American interests, because he doesn’t know any better — Lugar’s doing it because, what, it would be impolite to do otherwise? Because he’s just a bad person and doesn’t give a damn? This stuff makes me angry.