Jim Wallis on Bush's escalation
God's Politics - Jim Wallis: "When the American people make it clear in the election, and in every public opinion poll, that they want an end to the war in Iraq, he ignores them. When the central recommendation of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group is 'new and enhanced diplomatic and political efforts%u2026that will enable the United States to begin to move its combat forces out of Iraq responsibly,' he ignores them. When Republican Senators across the spectrum -- from Susan Collins (ME) and Olympia Snowe (ME) to Sam Brownback (KS) and Gordon Smith (OR), and respected foreign policy expert Chuck Hagel (NE) -- oppose his plan, he ignores them. ('...a dangerously wrongheaded strategy that will drive America deeper into an unwinnable swamp,' says Hagel.) When the top U.S. military commanders in Iraq question the strategy, he replaces them."