October 06, 2004

Two US officials embarrass Bush on Iraq

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Statements by two top US policymakers contradicting administration dogma on Iraq provided new fuel to relentless Democratic criticism of President George W. Bush that have jolted his re-election bid.

Paul Bremer, former civilian overseer of occupied Iraq, said the United States never had enough troops on the ground to establish control and was remiss in not stamping out looting and other violence after Baghdad fell.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld added to Bush's embarrassment by saying he had not seen any convincing evidence linking Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda terrorists as claimed by the White House Read more

Posted by Crazy Eddie at October 6, 2004 12:01 AM

They are not stupid. There not willing to go down with the ship.

Posted by: Joe at October 6, 2004 11:35 PM