In an interview with the Wapo:
President Bush said the public's decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath.
"We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 elections," Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post. "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."
So, if you make judgements that harm our troops safety, destroy a chance to properly secure the country, let an insurgency roam unabatted, and have no exit strategy to promote the democracy so desperately needed, that's fine? Give them all a pat on the back. Is this man still drinking?
Of note, he again stabs the Evangelical Christian's in the back: Bush said he would not lobby the Senate to pass a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.
On the foreign front: Bush acknowledged that the United States' standing has diminished in some parts of the world and said he has asked Condoleezza Rice, his nominee to replace Powell at the State Department, to embark on a public diplomacy campaign that "explains our motives and explains our intentions."
I think the world knows his motives by now.
On the Black vote: On the election Bush said he was puzzled that he received only about 11 percent of the black vote, according to exit polls, about a 2 percentage point increase over his 2000 total.