Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Foot Stomper in Chief Speaks

From Press Esc: I run the war, Congress only funds it - Bush

US President George W. Bush today reiterated his stand that he has the sole authority to run the war and the only job for the Congress is to fund it, after it emerged that the Iraqi government had failed half of the 18 benchmarks contained in the Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act.

"I don't think Congress ought to be running the war," Bush said at a press briefing. "I think they ought to be funding our troops."

"Congress has all the right in the world to fund. That's their main involvement in this war, which is to provide funds for our troops," he re-emphasised.
"I will repeat, as the Commander-in-Chief of a great military who has supported this military and will continue to support this military, not only with my -- with insisting that we get resources to them, but with -- by respecting the command structure, I'm going to wait for David to come back -- David Petraeus to come back and give us the report on what he sees," he said.

Bush used the term "Commander-in-Chief" seven times to refer to himself during the briefing.

He said he will disregard US citizens view on Iraq on the grounds that the troops do not want "their Commander-in-Chief making decisions based upon popularity."
That man is going to have to learn some humililty. Or have it thrust upon him.


dhonig said...

Renee, I like the graphic here. Did you see this cartoon- ?