As of today, the President's wrong-headed and ill-advised war in Iraq has entered its fifth year. Speaking yesterday, the President "called for patience," as one headline writer put it.
We'll need plenty of patience. The President added that "success will take months, not days or weeks." But even that may be optimistic. Some news program yesterday showed clips of then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld predicting a war of less than six months.
Responding to Bush Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi captured the public mood: "The American people have lost confidence in President Bush's plan for a war without end in Iraq."