Bush critics should be apologizing and embarressed at their conduct now that the truth about the announcement of the"End of Major Combat Operations" has come out.
Their apology should not be to President Bush, so much as to Tommy Franks and every single soldier that served in phases 1 through 3 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The media and Bush opponents have mis-charaterized this event as Bush Hubris and nothing but overly hyped political posturing drummed up by Karl Rove and Company.
One problem with that theory, the event was thought up by CENTCOM Commander Tommy Franks and it's intent was a public thank you for our troops that had performed so well. See pages 523-524 of Franks book American Soldier. That is What? that announcement on May 1, 2003 was supposed to be about.
However Bush critics in their frothing attacks on GWB don't give a damn about the truth or giving our troops the respect and credit they deserve and have turned this celebration of our troops success into a politicised fiasco for President Bush. Way to go you so called "patriotic" Bush bashers, you made an event that was all about the troops into yet another divisive front on your anti-Bush take no prisoners crusade. Maybe before you Bush critics sneer at Bush for being a "divider instead of a uniter" you should look in the mirror at your own conduct and accusations and see if there is any honesty or truth in them.