Magazine article The New American

Bush's Admissions against Interest

Magazine article The New American

Bush's Admissions against Interest

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"I remember the day we committed the troops, or I committed the troops, there's no 'we' to it," commented President Bush during a December 14 interview with Brian Williams of NBC News. "I committed the troops to combat in Iraq. And I left here [the Oval Office], walked out that door, walked around that South Lawn there with my trusty dog Spot, just thinking about the consequences."

In his effort to create an "uneasy lies the head that bears the crown" moment, Mr. Bush inadvertently delivered the definitive indictment of the foolish, unjust, needless, unconstitutional war in Iraq: there is, to use his eminently quotable phrase, "no 'we' to it." This is an admission that the American people, acting through Congress, did not commit our nation to a war against Iraq.

In a major address to the Woodrow Wilson Center later the same day, Mr. Bush even admitted that his decision was based on unreliable intelligence--even though he also insisted that his decision was somehow the right one to make. …

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