Speaking at a Camp David press conference Friday, President Bush lashed out at his critics -- suggesting that Congressional efforts to carry the November 2006 election's voter mandate to get out of Iraq would be fruitless:
"If the Congress wants to test my will as to whether or not I'll accept the timetable for withdrawal, I won't accept one,' he told a news conference at his retreat in Camp David, Maryland, Friday.
'So if they want to try again that which I have said was unacceptable, then of course I'll veto it,' Bush said.
Congress isn't interested in "testing your will", Mr. President, but apparently you feel compelled to test the will of the American People -- by ignoring the increasing demands of voters for our withdrawal from Iraq. The latest NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows a solid 56 percent of Americans agreeing with the Democrats who are setting a deadline for withdrawal, with only 37 percent siding with the president's stance against a timetable.
Your critics, Mr. President, are the majority of the American People.
In "testing the will" of the majority of Americans Bush is no doubt sealing the fate of the GOP in the 2008 Presidential election, because that will be the next opportunity the voters have to express their displeasure over the actions of the Republicans in the White House.
A smart Republican candidate would start distancing themselves from President Bush, and do it sooner rather than later... but then, has anyone noticed a smart Republican among the current crop of candidates? I haven't...
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