<blockquote>'There is one thing I'm not going to do. I am not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete.' - George W. Bush, 11/28/06</blockquote> <center><img src=http://www.davidstuff.com/usa/lincoln/bush-mission.jpg></center> Somebody needs to get Chimpy a thesaurus and show him that "complete" and "accomplished" are synonyms. But more to the point, it shows that, despite Rummy being (finally) shown the door, despite a repudiation of Administration policy this past November 7th, nothing has changed. He is still spouting the same, tired, "stay-the-course" rhetoric that lost Republicans control of Congress. Neither he, nor his neocon, chicken-hawk apologists, have any strategy for bringing our troops home. So they leave our troops in the middle of an increasingly bloody civil-war, targets for both sides. While they dither and try to save face and their collective political asses, our soldiers and Marines are dying. How many more must die? Who will be the last asked to die for a mistake? Questions which, apparently, have never crossed the minds of the architects of the quagmire that is Iraq. Safely insulated by distance from the carnage, lacking any grasp on the reality of the situation, they will change nothing until they are removed from office, either by the vote or by impeachment.