UPDATED – I don't expect a president with no moral compass to fire an unethical subordinate who followed his dictates and got into trouble for doing so. That's why it would be internally inconsistent for Bush to fire Alberto Gonzales. He did exactly what Bush wanted.
|Sen. Harry Red (AFP)|
The top Democrat in the US Senate Friday staked out the next tussle between Congress and the White House over Iraq, arguing that political sands were shifting against President George W. Bush.
Senator Harry Reid probed anew at signs of cracks in Republican support for Bush's strategy, hours after the House of Representatives defied Bush's veto threat and voted to fund the war in installments of only a few months.
"In just the last few days, we have seen our Republican colleagues tell the president that his war strategy is failing," Reid said on the Senate floor.
"This is a welcome shift. It is encouraging."
One of the many lies the Bush administration used to sell the invasion of Iraq was a claim that the country's oil money would finance major parts of the cost of the war as well as reconstruction.
Never happened as the war has now cost American taxpayers more than $500 billion and a new study shows billions of dollars worth of oil is missing in the civil-war-torn country.