NYT reports that the Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, sharply criticized the administration for relying too heavily on Pakistan’s military to achieve American counterterrorism goals, while paying only token attention to economic development and improving governance.
So all that talk about working with allies around the world…? All that talk about ‘going it alone’…? Yeah, that was all crap. Just as any right thinking person suspected from the outset.
There are things to dislike about President Bush. For instance: his creation of the Enron Task Force, his refusal to secure the borders, his pandering to Ted Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi every chance he gets, his slow reaction to the markets, his nomination of Harriet ‘She Dances Well’ Meyers for Supreme Court Justice, his lack of backbone with punishing CIA and other government leaks, allowing Karl Rove to be dismissed by his enemies, his outright refusal to listen to his base, just to name a few issues. But he’s a foreign policy genius. Regarding the fight against terrorism, the man knows what he’s doing.