The Presidency: George Was There

George Was There

There was a moment in the great ovation to U.S. desert forces when the cameras in the House chamber caught the face of Senator Ted Kennedy, as enraptured as everyone else by the applause that would not cease. But in the din came a tiny echo from more than two years ago at the Democratic Convention, when Kennedy fevered his audience with his litany of Bush's ditherings, following each charge with the taunt "Where was George?"

Last week George was there, the Commander in Chief who organized and launched one of this century's most awesome military exercises. Whether it will finally...

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