The latest volleys in the war on terror are being fired from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Party luminaries are rallying around the commander in chief, praising him as a leader who does not flinch before his enemies or waver before public opinion. On the campaign trail, Bush actively portrays himself as a war president and insists that Iraq is another front in his war on terror. But more recently he has acknowledged “miscalculations” in Iraq. And yesterday, he suggested that it may not even be possible to win his much vaunted war on terror.
Patrick Buchanan, conservative commentator and author of “Where the Right Went Wrong”
David Frum, former speech writer and author of “The End of Evil”
Frank Luntz, independent pollster