Bush is ready to push al-Maliki around later this week. He's going to ask for a plan which is really ironic. al-Maliki needs to ask Bush for his plan. After all, this war was Bush's idea. Bush invaded al-Maliki's country. He is the one who should have had a plan to prevent it:
President Bush said Tuesday morning he will press Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a plan to contain the escalating sectarian violence, though he refused to characterize the situation in Iraq as a civil war.Bush started this war without a plan. None of the Republicans in Congress ever asked for a plan. Now, every day, American soldiers and Iraqi citizens pay a price for their incompetence. But, Bush is acting like none of this is his fault.
Previewing the message he will carry with him to Amman, Jordan, where he will meet Maliki for a summit later this week, Bush said he will ask Maliki, "What do we need to do to succeed? What is your strategy in dealing with the sectarian violence?"