I was all excited today because President Bush finally came out and said that the things he said his State of the Union Address were, in fact, his own responsibility. However, as observed by the New Republic weblog, in his press conference, he blames the economic uncertainty brought about by the threat of war with Iraq on the media:

Remember on our TV screens — I’m not suggesting which network did this — but it said, “March to War,” every day from last summer until the spring — “March to War, March to War.” That’s not a very conducive environment for people to take risk, when they hear, “March to War” all the time.

That’s a level of audacity that I would not have expected.