I look forward to January. It will be like waking up from an eight-year reason coma. In an interview with ABC news, mericfully outgoing president George W. Bush had this to say on Iraq:
"A lot of people put their reputations on the line and said the weapons of mass destruction is a reason to remove Saddam Hussein," Bush said. "It wasn't just people in my administration. A lot of members in Congress, prior to my arrival in Washington, D.C., during the debate on Iraq, a lot of leaders of nations around the world were all looking at the same intelligence.
"I wish the intelligence had been different, I guess," Bush added.
When pressed by Gibson, Bush declined to "speculate" on whether he would still have gone to war if he knew Hussein didn't have weapons of mass destruction.
"That is a do-over that I can't do," Bush said.
He wishes the intelligence was different? How about wishing he'd done his due diligence and not committed the USA to a disastrous war? And c'mon. A 'do-over'? This isn't golf. The fact that Bush applies the concept of a mulligan to any of his official decisions says a lot about why he was such a bad president.
Also, if there were such things as do-overs in politics, I imagine America would be looking to revisit the last eight years.