Did you know that it is the constitutional duty of every American to give the president of the United States the benefit of the doubt in matters of national security, regardless of how said president has failed time and again in this area. At least, that's what White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is pushing today. (See video and a transcript over at Think Progress.)
QUESTION: Looking back, is there anything that the president would have done differently? Does he believe he has made any mistakes in this region?
SNOW: Oh, my goodness.
QUESTION: It’s a fair question.
SNOW: No, it’s a silly question.
What you do as president of the United States — and I have said this repeatedly from this podium, and you need to give presidents the benefit of the doubt when national security is involved — is the very best, in their judgment, of what they can do.