“It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!!!”

When GOP leaders presented to Mr. Bush concerns that he could further alienate Conservatives angry over the debacle that was the Harriet Miers nomination, November 2005:

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

Say “When.” 

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  1. illa morales

    The tides are turning.. The longtime New Mexico senator is the latest of several Republican stalwarts who have abandoned Bush on Iraq in the past 10 days.

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    They have urged a change sooner rather than later and further isolated the GOP president in his attempt to defend the unpopular war.

    Last week, Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said the U.S. should significantly reduce its military presence in Iraq while bolstering diplomatic efforts. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., this month is expected to propose a new approach.

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    ‘Unwilling to continue’
    The White House had thought it had until September, when military commanders are to give an assessment of Iraq. But as the public becomes more frustrated with the war and the 2008 elections grow closer, the political pressure has risen.

    Most senators now believe troops should start coming home within the next few months. House Republicans want to revive the independent Iraq Study Group to review its findings.

    When Bush announced his plan in January to send more troops to Iraq, Domenici said he was willing to give the plan a chance. But he added that his support would be based on whether the Iraqi government would meet its obligations under the plan.

    “It is the Iraqi government that is failing to make even modest progress to help Iraq itself or to merit the sacrifices being made by our men and women in uniform,” Domenici said. “I am unwilling to continue our current strategy.”

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday it was time Republicans backed up their words with action and voted to bring troops home. The Senate will vote this month on several anti-war proposals, including cutting off money for combat and ordering troop withdrawals in four months.




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