Bush Fights back, gets betrayed by own senators
It's kind of painful to view the Bush abandonment watch by the same senators he helped give a majority to in office, but me guesses this is the way it is in DC. President Bush strongly rebuked congressional critics of his Iraq war policy Friday, accusing them of being "deeply irresponsible" and sending the wrong signal both to America's enemy and to U.S. troops. "The stakes in the global war on terror are too high, and the national interest is too important, for politicians to throw out false charges," Bush said in his most combative defense yet of his rationale for invading Iraq in March 2003. [...] "When I made the decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power, Congress approved it with strong bipartisan support," Bush said in a Veterans Day speech at Tobyhanna Army Depot. "While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began." And he is kind of right on that one. Right or wrong to do it, the congress and the senate both agreed on this, with almost half of the country begging them not to do it, and it helped them win elections when it was popular. Now that it isn't, and elections again are around the corner, you can't run around saying "we were duped". That's bullshit.