Accountability moment

Posted by ESC on January 18, 2005

In Reply to: Accountability moment posted by Fred on January 18, 2005

: Paul Krugman reports that '... Bush declared that the election [of him] was the "accountability moment" for the war in Iraq.' PK takes Bush to be saying that the voters think Bush did the right thing by invading Iraq and that no more discussion of whether he did the right thing should take place.
: Question -- Was this the birth of a new phrase?

I googled "moment of accountability" because it seems I'd heard it that way before. There were several hits including one by Bush's opponent in the election: "This is the moment of accountability for America," (John) Kerry said. "All of the hopes and dreams of our country are on the line today. The choice is clear."