My oh my, how things can change. More from our Department of Dueling Quotes.
Here's one from 1999:
Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is. I think it's also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn. [source]Got that?
Okay, fast forward to yesterday:
There will be no timetable set... And the reason why is because we don't want to send mixed signals to an enemy or to a struggling democracy or to our troops [source]You have probably guessed it already, but the speaker in both cases was our very own Baby Doc Bush, who seems to have been born, as Ann Richards had it, with silver foot in his mouth.
Makes a big difference when the president is a Rethug, doesn't it?