Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bush must be scary

Democrats in congress are so afraid of Bush after he whipped them with the veto pen that they are picking up the political rhetoric. Rather than wait until September like everyone else, they're going to demand that he pull the troops out now. Unfortunately for them, Bush doesn't seem to give a flip about what anyone says (on either side of the aisle) and I doubt that their snatches for the reins of war are going to be very effective.

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged the president over Iraq by sending him a letter, ahead of a White House meeting later on Wednesday.

Pelosi and Reid told Bush in the letter that they planned to send him new legislation to "limit the US mission in Iraq, begin the phased redeployment of US forces, and bring the war to a responsible end."

Last time I wrote about this I mentioned that the democratic strategy for Bush right now is that of a pitcher versus a slugger: we can't get you out, so we're going to intentionally walk you and hope for the double play ball. This is an extension of that. The democrats are essentially saying "Bush, we're not really effective here because we don't have anywhere near enough people to override a veto, so we're going to throw this your way...its not going to be a strike, so don't even worry about swinging. Just, you know...stand there...and you'll end up on base."

Remind me again why this is a "challenge" for Bush? All he has to do is say "No". He doesn't even have to say it loudly, or with any sort of emphasis.

Never mind the fact that waging war is solely the responsibility of the office of the executive. Congress has no business mucking about where they're not (legally) wanted.