'Bring it on' — part deux
“It’s my responsibility to put forward the plan that I think will succeed. I believe if they start trying to cut off funds, they better explain to the American people and the soldiers why their plan will succeed…I fully understand they could try to stop me from doing it. But I made my decision, and we’re going forward.”
— Bush, asserting that his decision to escalate the military offensive shall continue by royal edict
Has he learned nothing in the last six years? On 60 Minutes last night, our delusional Commander in Chief did the equivalent of grabbing his crotch and swaggering in front of Congress. And if you thought the above statement reflected sanity hanging on by a thread, take a look at this. (CNN):
Asked if he believes that he, as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, has the authority to order troops to Iraq in the face of congressional opposition, Bush said, “In this situation, I do, yeah.”
…He said Iraqis should be thankful for all the United States has done for them since the invasion nearly four years ago. “I think I am proud of the efforts we did,” Bush said.
“We liberated that country from a tyrant. I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude. That’s the problem here in America: They wonder whether or not there is a gratitude level that’s significant enough in Iraq.”
What can you say after reading this (other than we’re f*cked)?