“If there is one single verdict that can be rendered on the six years of George Bush, Dick Cheney and George Allen, it is that they have been years of waste,” said Webb. “When tragedy struck in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama, the Bush-Cheney Administration used it as another opportunity to enrich its friends and gut protections for working Americans. We have squandered our wealth on misadventure and neglected to invest in our future as a nation. And Senator Allen has been part of the problem, not the solution.”
Then Webb drove another nail into Allen’s political coffin by tying that domestic fiasco to the preemptive war/utter debacle in Iraq, by pointing at the obviously inept planning, incompetent execution and bumbling follow up by the Bush administration, once again, as facilitated by the Republican-led Congress.
“Failure of planning. Failure of operational leadership. Failure to follow up. Sound familiar?” said Webb. “Of course it does. Because this is exactly the same pattern that we see from this Administration in Iraq and it reflects a failure of overall approach that needs to be remedied. A remedy that is an independent voice in the U.S. Senate willing to fight for change.”
This is exactly what I hope Jim Webb will keep saying, every chance he gets. Tying those two colossal failures together is not only smart strategy, because of Allen’s 97 percent backing of Bush, it’s the unvarnished truth. Spin as he might, there isn’t much Allen can say to keep those two signature debacles from sticking to him, not unlike the Macaca story has.