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Bush league political pandering

George Bush is such a stickler for the niceties of the presidency that he instituted a White House dress code and will not enter the Oval Office without a suit jacket. Thus, it’s mildly shocking that he would violate an unwritten nicety of the capital — partisanship stops at the water’s edge — and in rather ugly fashion.

Speaking to the Israeli parliament, Bush said:

Bush gave up golf for Iraq war

In the kind of convoluted, twisted logic that could only come from a detached, dispassionate President, George W. Bush said Tuesday that he cared so much about the soldiers dying in his failed Iraq war that he gave up golf.

That’s right. The President of the United States says he just couldn’t play on the links while Americans died in Iraq.

Bush ignored Iraq corruption

The Bush administration repeatedly ignored corruption at the highest levels within the Iraqi government and kept secret potentially embarrassing information so as not to undermine its relationship with Baghdad, according to two former State Department employees.

Bush on Hillary: ‘On second thought…’

President George W. Bush on Monday distanced himself from his confident prediction late last year that Senator Hillary Clinton would win the Democratic White House nomination.

“I predicted the Detroit Tigers to win the American League pennant last year, too,” Bush told ABC television. The Boston Red Sox won the pennant and the World Series of baseball.

Yes, George Bush, it can get worse

It hasn’t been a good couple of days for George W. Bush.

The president achieved the highest disapproval rating, 69 percent, in the 70-year history of the Gallup poll. Only 28 percent of Americans approve of the job he’s doing. By 69 percent to 27 percent they said his presidency has been a failure.

Bush determined to keep visitor logs secret

President George W. Bush, the most secretive President in history, will fight to keep White House visitor logs secret.

A decision to challenge a court ruling that says the logs are public record is “business as usual” for Bush, who believes the actions of his administration are above the law and not subject to public view.

Bush used analysts as propaganda tool

The administration of President George W. Bush has manipulated military analysts working for leading US television networks to generate favorable coverage of the war in Iraq and other issues, The New York Times reported on its website Saturday.

Bush’s failed Iraq war: ‘A major debacle’

In a scathing analysis, a former senior Pentagon official has called the war in Iraq “a major debacle” that created an incubator for terrorism and emboldened Iran.

“Measured in blood and treasure, the war in Iraq has achieved the status of a major war and a major debacle,” Joseph Collins wrote in “Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and its Aftermath.”

Old arguments, new excuses

In his address following two days of congressional testimony by the top two American officials in Iraq, President Bush indicated that there would be no let-up in his determination to prosecute the war for the remainder of his term. He also advanced a different rationale for fighting the war.

Bush freezing Iraq troop levels

President George W. Bush on Thursday ordered an indefinite halt to US troop withdrawals from Iraq come July, warning that the strife-torn country remains too fragile five years after Baghdad fell.