The War Comes Home

The White House launches a political counterattack as Bush's approval rating slides, casualties mount in Iraq and questions linger about the case for war

It had been a grueling day for George Bush. He stood side by side with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the White House, defending their rationale for going into Iraq--just as they had done so urgently last fall. Only this time they were trying to justify why it did not turn out quite as they had predicted. Bush headed to Texas that evening, and he took with him on Air Force One half a dozen House members from Texas, inviting them to join him at the front of the plane. A visit that was supposed to last 15 minutes stretched...

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