Political Wire has a look at President George Bush's changing views on an exit strategy. In the second Bush-Gore debate Mr. Bush said:
"I'm going to be judicious as to how to use the military. It needs to be in our vital interest, the mission needs to be clear, and the exit strategy obvious."
Now, five years later, he is saying:
"It doesn't make any sense to have a timetable. You know, if you give a timetable, you're â€” you're conceding too much to the enemy."
Many times Mr. Bush criticized President Clinton for not having a clear exit strategy in Kosovo during the lead-up to the 2000 campaign.