I see Bush was uttering his crap on a passage through Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage this morning. There are probably even some people in Alaska who still believe him.
Bush Fires Parting Shot at Iraq Critics
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent
Monday, November 14, 2005
(11-14) 09:12 PST WASHINGTON, (AP) —
President George W. Bush is firing a parting shot at Iraq war critics as he heads to Asia with hopes of improving his image on the world stage.
Bush was stopping in Alaska and speaking to troops at Elmendorf Air Force Base during a refueling stop for Air Force One on the first leg of an eight-day journey to Japan, South Korea, China and Mongolia.
He was expected to defend himself against Democrats’ criticism that he manipulated intelligence and misled the American people about Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction as he sought grounds to go to war against Saddam Hussein in 2003. In a speech on Friday, Bush said his critics were “deeply irresponsible” and were making “false charges.
Iraq and a host of other problems, from the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina to the indictment of a senior White House official in a CIA leak investigation, have taken a heavy toll on the president. Nearing the end of his fifth year in office, Bush has the lowest approval rating of his presidency and a majority of Americans say Bush is not honest and they disapprove of his handling of foreign policy and the war on terrorism….
The shame is that anyone ever credited him with being honest or having even the barest smidgen of integrity.
I hope we’re on our way out of this.