Bush-Cheney administration/hypocrisy

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This page is about hypocritical statements made by George W. Bush or members of his administration.

The List

Troop Withdrawal

Bush's position when he was governor of Texas, criticizing Clinton's Kosovo strategy, echoing the 2000 US Republican Party Platform:

1999-04-09, Houston Chronicle1:

Victory means exit strategy, and it’s important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is.

1999-06-05, Scripps Howard/Seattle Post-Intelligencer1:

I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.

Bush's position in 2007, when he was defending his own lack of exit plan for Iraq:

George W. Bush, 2007-04-23, Statement by the President on the War in Iraq:

I believe artificial timetables of withdrawal would be a mistake. ... I will strongly reject an artificial timetable withdrawal and/or Washington politicians trying to tell those who wear the uniform how to do their job.

Dick Cheney, 2007-04-13, Vice President's Remarks to the Heritage Foundation:

The ... attempt to micromanage our commanders is an unwise and perilous endeavor. It is impossible to argue that an unconditional timetable for retreat could serve the security interests of the United States or our friends in the region.

White House press secretary Dana Perino, 2007-04-23, Press Briefing by Dana Perino, giving the official position in response to Senator Harry Reid's position on withdrawal:

He’s also in denial that a surrender date he thinks is a good idea. It is not a good idea. It is defeat. It is a death sentence for the millions of Iraqis who voted for a constitution, who voted for a government, who voted for a free and democratic society.

The hypocrisy of changing his position to suit his needs, without apology or explanation, is compounded by two facts: