Bush to Congress: “I’m Still Making the Decisions Around Here”

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This morning, President Bush told reporters, regarding Congress’ opposition to escalation, that he really doesn’t care.

“Most people recognize that failure would be a distaster for the United States. And, that I’m the decision-maker. I had to come up with a way forward that precluded distaster.”

For what it’s worth, I think I personally preferred “the Decider.”

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