THE REAL WAR
The press starts to talk about the war the way Bush really sees it:
Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Bush gets in first shot
Iraq trip preempts Democrat attack
With Democratic leaders returning to Washington today to begin a new assault on his Iraq strategy, President Bush launched a sneak attack on Monday....
New York Sun:
President Bush's decision to go to Anbar province, at the front of the Battle of Iraq, represents a bold stroke in advance of the war for the war that is about to open in Congress....
Alas, the press seems to be saying not "Why does Bush seem more focused on beating Democrats than on, say, finding bin Laden?" but, rather, "The Democrats are at war with Bush and Bush is fighting back!" Message: Democrats are the aggressors. And Bush really is a warrior.
(Cross-posted at Too Sense.)