WP: In Iraq, there's been a steady stream of surprises. We weren't welcomed as liberators, as Vice President Cheney had talked about. We haven't found the weapons of mass destruction as predicted. The postwar process hasn't gone as well as some had hoped. Why hasn't anyone been held accountable, either through firings or demotions, for what some people see as mistakes or misjudgments?During the campaign, confused Bush supporters said, "I don't like the way that Bush is handling the war in Iraq, but I am voting for him because I like his character."
THE PRESIDENT: Well, we had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 election. And the American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me, for which I'm grateful.
And folks like me said, "A vote for Bush is a vote for the war in Iraq and an endorsement of the completely botched manner in which it has been prosecuted."
And now President Bush himself says that your vote for him was an endorsement of the quagmire in Iraq.
Your vote for Bush was an endorsement of this:
President Bush said so.