Just as Democratic presidential contender John Kerry’s decision to build his campaign around his Vietnam War record proved costly, President George W. Bush’s call to focus on national security and the Iraq war is turning into a serious political liability.

The President and Vice President Dick Cheney may be the only two people left who don’t realize the ill-fated decision to invade Iraq is sinking the good ship Bush.

When the President’s own weapons inspector says Iraq’s so-called weapons of mass destruction didn’t exist, it’s time to rethink strategy.

But George W. Bush is one stubborn son-of-a-bitch and once he makes his mind up no one is going to change it. The fool thinks the only opinion that matters in this world is his and, after all, he’s doing God’s will (although we suspect God washed his hands of George a long time ago).

Consider the facts that have emerged over the last few days:

  • Chief U.S. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer says, in his report to Congress, that Saddam Hussein couldn’t have waged war against a Cub Scout troop much less the United States. The weapons cited by Bush as his primary justification for invading Iraq did not exist.
  • A CIA analysis last week said “no conclusive evidence” can be found to prove a link between Hussein and al Qaeda, which proves Bush lied to Congress and the American people when he claimed his administration had proof of such a link.
  • Paul Bremer, the first head of the reconstruction effort in Iraq, says he urged the Administration to commit more troops to Iraq but said he was ignored and the lack of troops allowed looting and lawlessness to get out of hand after the war was declared over.

Invading Iraq was a mistake, a classic FUBAR launched by a man who lied to the American people and now refuses to admit he screwed the pooch by sending Americans into a no-win war where more than a thousand men and women have died and may thousands more may come home in body bags before somebody in power finally admits they were wrong.

“Based on all the information we have today, I believe we were right to take action, and America is safer today with Saddam Hussein in prison,” Bush says.

That’s a load of horseshit. Bush has made America far less safe by embarking on an invasion of a nation that had not attacked us and further igniting hatred towards the United States by those who are intent on destroying our American way of life.

America faces many more threats today because George W. Bush’s brains are in his balls, because he swaggered like a drunken cowboy into Iraq when his focus should have been on the real threat in Afghanistan – Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network that has had time to rebuild while Bush sent Americans to die in a war based on lies.

Like the nation he invaded, Bush’s Iraq policy is crumbling around him and the dumb bastard is too blinded by his own delusions of power to see that he is destroying the country he swore to serve.

Thanks to Bush, Americans have more enemies today than we had four years ago.

We face more threats now.

And the biggest threat we face to our freedom and future lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Doug Thompson published his first story and photo at age 11 -- a newspaper article about racism and the Klan in Prince Edward County, VA, in 1958. From that point on, he decided to become a newspaperman and did just that -- reporting news and taking photos full-time at his hometown paper, becoming the youngest full-time reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia in 1965 and spent most of the past 55+ years covering news around the country and the globe. After a short sabbatical as a political operative in Washington in the 1980s, he returned to the news profession in 1992. Today, he is a contract reporter/photojournalist for BHMedia and owns Capitol Hill Blue and other news websites.