Today’s four year anniversary of the Iraq invasion has put the White House on the defensive. “Bush’s schedule originally called for no observation whatsoever of the four-year-anniversary of the war.” But he added a brief public statement late this morning, urging a stay the course approach.
Before altering his plans, Bush’s only public event today called for playing host to the 2006 college football champion Florida Gators. He proceeded with those plans a little after 3 pm today, shaking hands and celebrating the occasion. Via CNN Pipeline:
As for Vice President Cheney, he will be marking today’s Iraq anniversary by attending the Hudson Institute Board Dinner at the swanky Union League Club in New York. ThinkProgress contacted the Vice President’s office to request details about what Cheney will be talking about. “No one in the office can answer that question,” said a Cheney staffer.