Senator Kerry, was the rush to war a colossal misjudgment or has the quagmire been a catastrophic success?
BUSH: Wait, I know this one! KERRY: I believe that when you know something’s going wrong, you make it right. I believe that we have to win this. The president and I have always agreed on that. BUSH: Hey, look what I can do with my upper lip. KERRY: But I also laid out a very strict series of things we needed to do in order to proceed from a position of strength. They didn’t do the planning. BUSH: But what I really like, see, is this thing with the tongue. KERRY: When the Secretary General Kofi Annan offered the United Nations, he said, “No, no, we’ll go do this alone.” BUSH: Nuh-huh! Rummy was there, too. Where is Rummy? KERRY: To save Halliburton the spoils of war, they actually issued a memorandum from the Defense Department saying, “If you weren’t with us in the war, don’t bother applying for any construction.” That’s not a way to invite people. BUSH: Is so! LEHRER: Ninety seconds, Mr. President, not including time to pack a few things. BUSH: My opponent says we didn’t have any alli