George Bush is a lunatic
At this point, I think it's pretty much impossible to deny that George Bush's mental faculties are severely impaired. Maybe it was the years of drug and alcohol abuse. Maybe it's his unabiding faith in a God who sets everything right no matter how bad he fucks things up. In any event, this man needs to have his head examined.
I point as evidence to the ever-deteriorating situation in Iraq, and his stubborn refusal do accept any recommendations that do not include "Keep doing exactly what we've been doing for the past three years." That course of action is simply insane, because it is obviously not working.
It's not as if there aren't other viable options on the table.
First, there's always the "pull the troops out" option. Many would favour this, but Bush is obviously never going to let it happen on his watch, so let's look at the other options, represented by the plans of two United States Senators.
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is opposed to pulling the troops out, like Bush. However, McCain advocates putting more troops into Iraq. This could work; it may be too late for more troops now, but then again, more troops may be able to salvage something resembling a stable democracy in Iraq. Either way, it's a change of course, and it would make sense.
Sen. Joe Biden (D-Delaware) proposes doing what the Ottomans did (successfully, I might add): divide Iraq into three zones of administration, making it a loose federation instead of a unitary state. This makes sense; Iraq was never meant to be governed as a single country, and the only reason it is governed as a single country is because of British colonial arrogance in assuming that they could create a country (Mesopotamia) out of three separate administrative provinces (those being the Mosul, Baghdad and Basra provinces).
All three of these plans are completely reasonable options. "Stay the course" is not. George Bush should be impeached for this rank incompetence and stubbornness. His refusal to do something sensible is resulting in the deaths of Americans and Iraqis alike. America needs to get rid of this guy.