This Sunday,September 9, 2007, Senator Joe Biden criticized General Petraeus's assessment on how things are going in Iraq. Biden appeared on the NBC's Meet the Press. Challenging Petraeus is crucial to Democrats winning the public relations campaign that the Bush Administration has been running since the Congressional recess in August. The Bushies know that Bubble-Boy has no credibility with the public on Iraq, so they are hiding behind Petraeus, hoping that Democrats will not challenge his assessment on Iraq.
Why does Bush have to hide behind Petraeus? Because as Biden said on Meet the Press,"This president has no plan — how to win and how to leave." As Biden went on to note, Bush's plan is to leave Iraq for the next President to handle. All his life, other people have bailed Bush out of his mistakes. He has been allowed to avoid the draft, bankrupt businesses, and invade a country and not pay any price for his screw-ups. Being George W. Bush means never having to take responsibility.