We are in a war against terror. We are at war in Iraq. Iraq has terrorists. The war in Iraq is part of the war on terror. Am I following the right wing logic so far correctly? Good. Bush said in his 9/11 speech that losing in Iraq means losing the war on terror. He claimed that if the terrorists win in Baghdad that they would then come to America. We must defeat the terrorists there or we fight them here. Am I still with the right wing logic thus far? Good.
Tony Snow is the voice of the President. His job is to talk for the big W. When Tony Snow appears on a news program, he is appearing as the voice of the White House and not as Tony Snow. This means that when Tony Snow told MSNBC that we are not in Iraq to capture terrorists, but to train Iraqis, that Bush said it. This further means that Bush has flip flopped on his position of nation building versus fighting terror. Or Tony is out of the loop.
"As a matter of fact, the central mission to the United States is to train Iraqi forces so they can do the job...It is their country. And it's their obligation and responsibility."
I know Tony Snow is late to the game, but he really must get caught up on the correct spin if he is going to be the White House’s voice. We are not in Iraq to build a nation, we are there to defeat terrorists. We cannot leave when Iraq is a nation, we can only leave when there are no more terrorists.
You really should pay closer attention to your boss Tony. Seriously, you are making Scotty look good at that job and he was a walking SNL skit*.