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Changing Rationales Article
President Bush stands with members of his national security team at his Crawford, TX ranch, including Vide President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Changing Rationales

This timeline of Bush administration quotes on Iraq, compiled by Bryan Thomas and Rudy deLeon, recounts the words and pledges that were offered during the past five years of the current conflict.

Bryan Thomas, Rudy deLeon

Share the Burden: Making Economic and Patriotic Sacrifices Article

Share the Burden: Making Economic and Patriotic Sacrifices

President George W. Bush's recent budget request to Congress proposes that more than $2 trillion of tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 be made permanent - and it requests almost $200 billion in new funding for continuing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Congress considers these requests, it should also consider the sacrifices being asked of the men and women of our armed forces and their families, all of whom are carrying a disproportionate burden of waging a war with deficit spending.

Rudy deLeon, Bryan Thomas