In your Sept. 5 editorial you quote approvingly President Bush's statement: "Even when we don't agree, you know what I believe and where I stand." That claim is mostly false. Bush has flip-flopped on numerous issues: having a 9/11 commission, a homeland security agency, intelligence reform, free trade, links between Saddam and al-Qaida, the Kyoto Accords, and much else.
However, he has been consistent in his war against Iraq. He began planning it immediately after 9/11 without evidence that Iraq was involved. Having invaded Afghanistan, the country that hosted bin Laden, he quickly shifted American military power to the invasion of Iraq, a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11. As a result, Afghanistan is reverting to chaos, and bin Laden, who committed the greatest mass murder in American history, is still at large.
Although no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq, and no connection between Saddam and al-Qaida was discovered, Bush still insists that the Iraq war was a good thing. As your editorial suggested, the man is persistent. However, persisting with a misinformed course of action is a sign of fanaticism, not of good leadership. Distorting intelligence reports to justify a war is grounds for impeachment, not re-election.