According to a carefully-orchestrated campaign of planted news leaks by the Representatives who attended the meeting, a group of 11 "moderate" Republicans confronted President George W. Bush in a "come to Jesus" meeting Tuesday over his failed Iraq war.
They claim they told the President his credibility with the American people is "gone" when it comes to the Iraq war and that Republicans will bail on him if the war does not show "significant progress" by September 1.
I've tried, believe me I have. I've stepped back, taken a second look and attempted to give the President of the United States a second chance to prove he's not nuts.Read More
Won't work. Can't work. There's just too much evidence out there to show George W. Bush is out of his freaking mind.
Now that we've all had a chance to see the parade of wannabes from both sides of the political aisle stake out their so-called positions on the issues in two tightly-controlled, and endlessly boring, "debates" the only conclusion that any sane person can reach is "oh my God, we're in a lot of trouble."
Probably a lot of hangovers at the Pentagon this morning. Bet a lot of high-ranking brass went out and got blasted after listening to President George W. Bush's speech about his veto of the Iraq funding bill.
Or they reached for the anti-depressants after watching Bush claim that all he wants to do is listen to the military experts when it comes to his failed Iraq war.
The late Sen. Everett Dirksen of Illinois put it best.
"A billion here, a billion there," Dirksen said. "Pretty soon we're talking about real money."
The great debate - the first of the never ending Presidential campaign season - came and went Thursday night in South Carolina and it was, for all practical purposes, a yawner.
Jessica Lynch walks with a limp from the extensive wounds she received in the early days of the invasion of Iraq. Pat Tillman lies in a grave - gunned down by his own comrades in Afghanistan.
Forget, if you can, the sad fact that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is an incompetent political hack.
And forget, if possible, the equally sad fact that President George W. Bush - Gonzales' boss and patron - is a lackluster leader who has lost the faith of the American people and the confidence of even his own party.
It is time to reconsider how we sell, market and license guns in this country.
I say this as a lifelong hunter, longtime member (until recently) of the National Rifle Association and owner of enough guns to arm a revolution in a small country.
Like it or not, guns have become a way to settle grudges, achieve notoriety, advance causes and express one's self in our violence-prone society.
Two architects of the Bush administration's dismantling of the Constitution and this nation's immersion into an ill-conceived war based on lies find themselves on the hot seat this week - one for memory lapses and the other for letting his Johnson overcome his judgment.