When NPR interviewed Pres Bush this week, they played a taped question from SPEC Ryan Schmidt of Minnesota -- currently deployed to Iraq.
A simple question:
In other words, do you have a back up plan?
The President answered only the he "believes" the new plan will work. Just like he "believed" all the other failed plans would work.
So what did SPEC Schmidt think of the non-answer?
"[I]t did not answer my question. I would have liked to know more so that there will be a plan if this does not work. For some of us that are over here, particularly me, my unit, we all feel, what’s the point of us being extended if your initial plan to send more troops over here does not work? What are you going to do, Mr. President?" (ThinkProgress.org)