Bush: "I'm Responsible" -- Sort Of -- For War
Another by John Nichols that tells it like it is, something our pResident just can't seem to comprehend.
U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, who has been far more consistently right about this war than anyone in the administration, is correct when he says that there is more misery than glory in this military misadventure.
"The President now says he is responsible for the war in Iraq," Kucinich said, after listening to Bush's speech. "I agree with the President. He is responsible. He is responsible for attacking a nation that did not attack us. He is responsible for the 2,151 American troops killed in Iraq. He is responsible for the 15,881 US troops injured in the war. He is responsible for at least 30,000 Iraqi civilians killed since the start of the war. He is responsible for draining $250 billion from US taxpayers to pay for the war. And he is responsible for the failed reconstruction and for the continued occupation."
UPDATE: This link was left in the comments below by Dan, who personally subjected himself to Bush's speech
. His ears must still be revolting, though I'm glad someone has the stomach for it. His take is certainly more of what I would expect from Bubble Boy
; a tidy little admission of 'responsibility' to pacify some of the media with no solid comprehension of what 'responsibility' means and no admission to any mistake whatsoever. His warped sense of responsibility is something he takes pride in. It's disgusting.
posted by Cyndy