Most misleading two sentences of Bush's presidency
Last night, President Bush tried to get his nationwide audience to believe that the mission in Iraq is about to enter a brand
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I would not be surprised if by the end of Bush's presidency this quote goes down as the most misleading statement of the last eight years. In those two sentences lies George W. Bush's free ticket to pass this crisis on to the next commander-in-chief. Even after next summer, troop levels will be no lower than 130,000 -- same as in 2006, a year in which more than 800 young men and women
The troop surge has simply exhausted the military of its reserves. The Army is so overstretched that the NAVY is now
In the coming weeks, the President will ask Congress for more war money. This is where Congress ought to put its foot down. No money unless it is tied to a bill that safely redeploys all of our soldiers out of Iraq, and eliminates the possibility of future bases inside the country. Unless we change course now, at least another $150 billion will be spent before Bush leaves office, and more thereafter when the next president, hopefully a Democrat, pulls them out.