Americans have stopped believing Bush's lies, no matter who is peddling them.
"We cannot take any of this administration's assertions on Iraq at face value anymore," said Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., a war foe and senior member of the House Armed Services Committee. "And no amount of charts or statistics will improve its credibility."
Underscoring the public's negativity, four times as many predicted the war in Iraq would be judged as a complete U.S. failure as the number who see a complete success, 28 percent to 7 percent.
Bush's new Iraq policy is an exercise of kicking the can down the road-the Post.
Bush policy to bequeath Iraq to successor-LA Times