GOP Senator Admits to Being "Very Underwhelmed" by Bush's Iraq Knowledge

Steve Benen: Apparently, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn) noticed that Bush doesn't know very much.
This post, written by Steve Benen, originally appeared on The Carpetbagger Report

When the president speaks publicly about the war in Iraq, he often seems confused and uninformed. Maybe he speaks more intelligently in private? Maybe not. (via TP)

At a luncheon in Chattanooga on Tuesday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) spoke with 500 supporters about recent events, including recent discussions with the president about the war. Apparently, Corker noticed that Bush doesn't know very much.
"I was in the White House a number of times to talk about the issue, and I may rankle some in the room saying this, but I was very underwhelmed with what discussions took place at the White House," Corker said.
A few minutes later during a question and answer session a man in the audience asked him to clarify his statement.
"I was concerned about your statement that you were underwhelmed with what was going on in the White House. Did you mean with him or with his staff?"
Steve Benen is a freelance writer/researcher and creator of The Carpetbagger Report. In addition, he is the lead editor of's Blog Report, and has been a contributor to Talking Points Memo, Washington Monthly, Crooks & Liars, The American Prospect, and the Guardian.
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