Published: July 01, 2005 10:50 AM ET
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"I'm convinced the best way to support our troops in Iraq is to bring them home. Sooner rather than later," [USA Today founder] Al Neuharth, a Bronze Star winner in World War II, declared. He also compared President Bush to President Lyndon B. Johnson, saying that both presidents "lied to us in wartime."
Neuharth added, in his weekly column Friday in the newspaper he founded: "The crucial difference between Vietnam and Iraq is that there is no Cronkite to call Bush's bluff. Without a strong, trusted, non-political voice, too many of us remain Bush-blinded. Bush tried keeping the wool over our eyes again Tuesday on national TV by repeatedly tying Iraq to 9/11. That charge is as phony as his discredited prewar claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction."