Guess which one is winning? I don't really have much to say about Bush's speech. I didn't hear it and from what I've read in the NY Times
and on several blogs it was pretty much what we expected: about 20,000 more troops. Digby pretty much sums it up
It has never been more clear that the people are irrelevant in our system of government than it is at this moment. Fully 70% of the public disapproves of president Bush's job performance. Even more disapprove of his Iraq policy and a large majority believe it was a mistake to invade and occupy Iraq in the first place. 88% do not want this war war to be escalated. His party just lost a large number of seats in both houses of congress over this issue.
And yet this 30% president with 12% support in the country is going to exactly the opposite of what the country wants him to do and he will get away with it. Democracy? Not so much.