Bush was right.

Yesterday, ThinkProgress highlighted a quote on military readiness from candidate George W. Bush in 2000:

So let’s get something straight right now. To point out that our military has been overextended, taken for granted and neglected, that’s no criticism of the military. That is criticism of a president and vice president and their record of neglect.

Hours later, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) reminded Bush again on the House floor:

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So when the right talks about “slow bleed,” or tries to cover up their neglect of the military by citing the stellar performance of our soldiers, remember who’s really at fault.