“Make no mistake about it, we are at war,”
President Bush said yesterday, as he began the record-breaking 51st vacation of his presidency.
He was reacting – obliquely, as ever – to the news that a Marine amphibious assault vehicle patrolling during combat operations in the Euphrates River valley hit a roadside bomb, killing 14 Marines from the same Ohio battalion that lost six men two days ago.
Mr. Bush also said, “The violence in recent days in Iraq is a grim reminder of the enemies we face.”
We would simply ask: A reminder for whom, Mr. President?