"American foreign policy needs to change its tone and attitude, open up, and reach out," Huckabee said. "The Bush administration's arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive at home and abroad. My administration will recognize that the United States' main fight today does not pit us against the world but pits the world against the terrorists."Having another GOP candidate besides Ron Paul acknowledge the arrogance and disaster of Bush/Cheney is a nice development. I often find Republicans privately conceding this and I suspect most conservatives want a leading candidate saying this. There is little loyalty to Bush among the base.
In one specific criticism, Huckabee said Bush did not send enough troops to invade Iraq. And he accused the president of marginalizing Gen. Eric Shinseki, the Army chief of staff, who said at the outset of the war that it might take several hundred thousand U.S. troops to control Iraq after the invasion. "I would have met with Shinseki privately and carefully weighed his advice," Huckabee said.
Pass the popcorn.
Drudge is headlining this, probably thinking this is a Huckabee mistake. He has been recently running a smear campaign against Huckabee.
Wow, Huckabee is tearing the conservative bloggers apart. They are using language against their religious base liberal bloggers like me wouldn't use. I think it is the populism that gets them. They want conservatives who also support the big corporate agenda. Kevin agrees - Huckabee is the real deal for the base of the GOP and the bloggers and the leaders don't want the real deal. See some of Huckabee's problems.