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March 31, 2007

Better Late than Never
Posted by Rosa Brooks

I guess. Matt Dowd, former chief campaign strategist for Bush '04, now tells the Washington Post that he regrets the whole damn thing:

In a wide-ranging interview here, Mr. Dowd called for a withdrawal from Iraq and expressed his disappointment in Mr. Bush’s leadership. He criticized the president as failing to call the nation to a shared sense of sacrifice at a time of war, failing to reach across the political divide to build consensus and ignoring the will of the people on Iraq. He said he believed the president had not moved aggressively enough to hold anyone accountable for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and that Mr. Bush still approached governing with a “my way or the highway” mentality reinforced by a shrinking circle of trusted aides.



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Gee, things didn't work out for Matt, and after he'd been called by God to help George and all. He's a real George Bush casualty. Okay, maybe Matt's not one of the 655,000 (and counting) dead or four million displaced Iraqis, or one of the thousands of dead or physically and mentally crippled Americans, but none of these seem to matter to Matt. He's suffered disappointment because of Bush's poor leadership techniques. If Bush had only listened to Matt, things would be different. Poor Matt. He's the one who should be in the oval office, not Bush, right Matt?

Perhaps I've been too subtle here. Matt is a shallow political operative, a type that is becoming more common in America, a man driven by success no matter who has to suffer for their self-righteous power trips. He was a good match for Bush. Better never than late, I mean never in public life.

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