Or is it how he equates himself with the terrorists:
Hundreds of U.S. Marines have been killed or injured by roadside bombs in Iraq because Marine Corps bureaucrats refused an urgent request in 2005 from battlefield commanders for blast-resistant vehicles, an internal military study concludes.
The study, written by a civilian Marine Corps official and obtained by The Associated Press, accuses the service of "gross mismanagement" that delayed deliveries of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected trucks for more than two years.
Cost was a driving factor in the decision to turn down the request for the so-called MRAPs, according to the study. Stateside authorities saw the hulking vehicles, which can cost as much as a $1 million each, as a financial threat to programs aimed at developing lighter vehicles that were years from being fielded.
Once again we see that Republican attitude of money trumping life. Letting our troops die to save money? That almost sounds treasonous.
I know the apologists will be out saying "well Bush doesn't have control over everything". That is the standard meme that has followed every story like this, from Mike Brown to Abu Gharib. This is a commander in chief with no responsibility.