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Bush administration present vs. Bush administration past

Administration present (Bush, from Sunday night's presidential address):
I will make decisions on troop levels based on the progress we see on the ground and the advice of our military leaders - not based on artificial timetables set by politicians in Washington.
Administration past (Bush, 6/5/99):

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it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.

Administration present (Bush from Sunday night's speech):
Reconstruction efforts and the training of Iraqi Security Forces started more slowly than we hoped. … At this time last year, there were only a handful of Iraqi army and police battalions ready for combat.
Administration past (via Rumsfeld, 12/8/04):
Their security forces, as I mentioned earlier, are – oh, they’re now up to something like 110[000], 120,000 — up from zero. And they are putting their lives at risk as well…they’re being trained rapidly
Why can't Bush apologists understand why some Americans cannot trust this president or this administration? This is not about partisanship. I am an Independent, not a Democrat. This is about not trusting our government. They have a repeated and documented pattern of saying things that are later proven to be incorrect, untrue or unfounded. This administration is either guilty of incompetence or dishonesty. What are they saying now that will prove to be untrue a year from now? In the eloquent words of our president, "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." Exactly.

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