Saturday, November 12, 2005

President Bush, as quoted in today's New York Times: "These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will. As our troops fight a ruthless enemy determined to destroy our way of life, they deserve to know that their elected leaders who voted to send them to war continue to stand behind them."
Any chance of the President realizing that criticisms of the war effort represent a lack of confidence in him, not in the troops? Who out there is really naive enough to believe that Democrats are opposed to the troops? President Bush has a right to make the case that the war is being portrayed the wrong way, and on this blog we've been saying that for a while. If the poll numbers showing public dissatisfaction with what's going on in Iraq are unfair, the President should give his side of it. But the suggestion that Democrats are to blame for the war's failure is just pathetic.


At 2:11 PM, Blogger wfoley said...

The other point that bothers me is the contention that Congress voted for the war. To put the perspective on this, a month before the '02 elections, the White House told Congress that it needed the credible threat of war to press politically for U.N. inspectors in Iraq. With inspectors there, it was possible that war would not be necessary. So Congress (knowing that they'd be labeled pro-terrorists and appeasers if they voted no) gave the White House the threat it was asking for. It wasn't the same thing as voting "for the war."


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