I don't know what I was thinking, applying some sense of rationality upon Dear Leader. Admitting error, no matter how obvious and long since noted, is just not in the Constitutional make-up of Jeebus, Jr. To him, the admission of personal error long ago surpassed his concern for others, even if they are putting their asses on the line because he wanted to be a "War President".
In fact, Bush is more afraid of error, than anybody is of Bin Laden, as they are about to find out.
President Bush conceded Friday that "right now it's tough" for American forces in Iraq, but the White House said he would not change U.S. strategy in the face of pre-election polls that show voters are upset.
With Republicans anxious about the potential loss of Congress — and with conditions seemingly deteriorating in Iraq — Bush addressed the question of whether he would alter his policies.
The White House calculus seems to be that being stupid but stubborn outweighs being flexible (i.e. flip - flopping) in the name of better policy.