We’ve had three Georges as president but only the first and most recent will be studied 200 years from now. History books will say that number one was among the greatest and number 43 among the very worst.
Two suicide car bombers attacked a police station Sunday in western Baghdad, police said, killing at least 13 people and turning nearby buildings into piles of rubble.
The violence underscored Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s efforts to win Arab support for his struggling government on a four-nation tour around the region.
President Bush, deferring to the tragedy at Virginia Tech, passed up any attempt to be funny at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday, leaving those efforts to impersonator Rich Little.
Returning to the podium at the annual dinner after 23 years, Little made good on his promise to be gentle.
Democrats are considering their next step after President Bush’s inevitable veto of their war spending proposal, including a possible short-term funding bill that would force Congress to revisit the issue this summer.
Another alternative is providing the Pentagon the money it needs for the war but insisting that the Iraqi government live up to certain political promises. Or, sending Bush what he wants for now and setting their sights on 2008 spending legislation.