President Bush received a grave challenge from a new enemy on 9/11. He addressed that challenge by mistakenly turning his focus to an old grudge. He failed to assemble an international coalition. He insulted and offended old allies. He inflicted damage to our reputation in the United Nations. He exaggerated and manipulated information then sent 600 U.S. men to their death to support it. He shows disregard for law at many levels.
An abundance of backbone is not good if it locks you into a dangerous and absurd position.