SOTU: Bush another casualty of war

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By Mike Barnicle

The weight of the war is in the president’s voice tonight. He has become, over time, another casualty of the choice he made to invade Iraq. His weariness is evident. He wears the toll on his face, his graying hair evidence of the stress and strain and heartache he lives with each day when he is presented with the toll of dead and maimed. Across the land tonight, the state of the union is questioning and troubled because of this mismanaged fight George Bush began in places like Baghdad and Fallujah where the noblest among us - those who wear the uniform of our country - are being used as pawns in a civil war that has its roots in dusty centuries of the past.

SOTU: Bush another casualty of war

Updated