6,952. 1/10/2007

“On the evening of January 10, 2007, George W. Bush stood in the White House library to deliver one of the most important speeches of his presidency. …Bush had come to the presidential library to resell the war–and to announce an escalation. …’The situation in Iraq is unacceptable to the American people,’ he said, ‘and it is unacceptable to me. …Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me.’ …So he announced a new plan: 21,000 additional troops were to be dispatched to Iraq as part of an all-out campaign to secure Baghdad.”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Pages 421-422

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