WaPo's Froomkin: Soldier's Death Means Bush Didn't Keep Promise
The distinctly liberal Dan Froomkin writes the "White House Briefing" column for the Washington Post's web site. Here, in its entirety, is the last item in Froomkin's Friday column:
How long did your New Year's Resolutions last?
Bush's didn't make it a day.
Bush was telling reporters last week about how his thoughts were with the troops when he volunteered: "People always ask me about a New Year's resolution -- my resolution is, is that they'll be safe. . . . "
The Department of Defense reports: "Sgt. Thomas E. Vandling Jr., 26, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Jan. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while on combat patrol."
Bush made a mistake by categorizing his hope for the troops' safety as a New Year's resolution; nonetheless, Froomkin's exploitation of said mistake is nasty and cheap.