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Saturday, March 31, 2007

“Kerry Was Right”

posted by on March 31 at 17:07 PM

So says Matthew Dowd, George W. Bush’s top campaign strategist in 2004.

In a wide-ranging interview here, Mr. Dowd called for a withdrawal from Iraq and expressed his disappointment in Mr. Bush’s leadership.

He criticized the president as failing to call the nation to a shared sense of sacrifice at a time of war, failing to reach across the political divide to build consensus and ignoring the will of the people on Iraq. He said he believed the president had not moved aggressively enough to hold anyone accountable for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and that Mr. Bush still approached governing with a “my way or the highway” mentality reinforced by a shrinking circle of trusted aides.

“I really like him, which is probably why I’m so disappointed in things,” he said. He added, “I think he’s become more, in my view, secluded and bubbled in.”

In speaking out, Mr. Dowd became the first member of Mr. Bush’s inner circle to break so publicly with him….

Mr. Dowd, a crucial part of a team that cast Senator John Kerry as a flip-flopper who could not be trusted with national security during wartime, said he had even written but never submitted an op-ed article titled “Kerry Was Right,” arguing that Mr. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat and 2004 presidential candidate, was correct in calling last year for a withdrawal from Iraq.

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Yet another enthusiastic contributor to this ongoing fiasco of an administration washing his hands of it now that it's politically expedient and largely irrelevant to do so. How bold of him.

California may have outlawed weasels, but D.C. can't seem to get enough of them.

Posted by flamingbanjo | March 31, 2007 5:26 PM

Nice, but what is your source?

Posted by eric | March 31, 2007 8:40 PM

Too little, too late. Who wants to be president now?

Posted by MC Rove | March 31, 2007 9:56 PM

MC Rove, whoever it is, isn't going to pardon you.

Posted by Ballard Pimp | April 1, 2007 10:21 AM

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