Closing In; Cracking Up

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 “most unvarnished conversation they’ve ever had with the president,” and NBC’s Tim Russert said it “may have been a defining pivotal moment” 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

Update: Details of the new Iraq Accountability Act that may be voted on in the House this week.

4 thoughts on “Closing In; Cracking Up

  1. Maybe Bush can take comfort in the words of Thomas Edison..something to the efffect of..”every failure brings you a step closer to success”

  2. oh swami don’t let bush read that, he’ll go after more failures, he’s such a moron.

    this group does not care about the lies and deaths bush has caused, only their electibility.

  3. The mantle of credibility has been passed successfully to General Petraeus..all future inquires regarding America’s involvement in Iraq should be directed to the Honorable Gen. David Petreaus. Defender of our Faith, Champion of our Liberties,and Decider in Proxy.

    My hat is off to Bush for executing such a magnificent transfer of responsibility.

  4. Stuff like this shows just how right the pundits were a few weeks ago when they said that Democrats confronting Bush on Iraq was “dangerous” for them politically, and how risky it was for them to pass a bill they knew the President was going to veto.

    As we can see, the Democrats are really suffering from having done that. Oh yeah.

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