As Nico Pitney says, the crackup is in full display.
In a sign of the growing fissure between the White House and its congressional allies over the war, NBC News reports tonight that 11 Republican members of Congress pleaded yesterday with President Bush and his senior aides to change course in Iraq.
The group of Republicans was led by Reps. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Charlie Dent (R-PA), and the meeting included Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Karl Rove, and Tony Snow. One member of Congress called the discussion the â€œmost unvarnished conversation theyâ€™ve ever had with the president,â€ and NBCâ€™s Tim Russert said it â€œmay have been a defining pivotal momentâ€ in the Iraq debate.
According to Tim Russert of NBC, one of the congressmen flat out told Bush he has no credibility.
Also, check out this video from VoteVets.org.
Update: Details of the new Iraq Accountability Act that may be voted on in the House this week.