As Bush prepares to calm our fears about Iraq tonight.
Thnk Progress: In 1999, George W. Bush criticized President Clinton for not setting a timetable for exiting Kosovo, and yet he refuses to apply the same standard to his war.
George W. Bush, 4/9/99: Victory means exit strategy, and its important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is. And on the specific need for a timetable, heres what Bush said then and what he says now:
George W. Bush, 6/3/99: I think its also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.
George W. Bush, 6/24/05: It doesnt make any sense to have a timetable. You know, if you give a timetable, youre youre conceding too much to the enemy.