Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Trust the Wash Post?
The Washington Post reports, based on an interview with the president, that Mr. Bush believes, as The Post put it that there’s no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgment in prewar planning in Iraq (search), or managing the violent aftermath there. But according to the transcript Mr. Bush said no such thing.
The Post did ask him why he held no one accountable for what some considered mistakes in Iraq. Mr. Bush did not answer, saying only, "We had an accountability moment and that’s called the 2004 election. And the American people listened to assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me, for which I am grateful."