The Times:

At moments, Mr. Bush and his national security team ? badgered for explanations about whether the country would have gone to war if it knew then what it knows now ? have sounded as if these days, it is every warrior for himself. Rather than uniform and disciplined, their answers have been ad hoc and inconsistent. And the result is that the president appears very much on the defensive just at a moment when his aides thought he would be reaping the political benefits of ridding the world of Saddam Hussein.

“It’s been a bit of a cacophony,” one national security official at the White House acknowledged Friday. “Maybe the naming of the commission will smooth it out.”


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