Bush seems to be taking the same tactic toward Social Security that he took on Iraq. He’s taken a small problem, blown it out of proportion, marshaled the various agencies of the government to reinforce his conclusion, declared a national crisis, and proposed a solution which is widely believed to be more destructive than helpful.
His confidence in this approach was apparently validated as he claimed today that he sees no reason why anyone in his administration should take the blame for anything related to Iraq. After all, he was reelected. The people had a chance to voice their dissent then. Since they reelected him, they obviously approve of what he did. So hell, why not do some more?
After all, Iraq has worked out so very well.
I only hope the people are brighter this time… but I doubt it.