Monday, October 22, 2007

This is the chance to show it

Today Bush spoke to the cameras to demand from Congress yet another supplemental spending bill for his various and sundry wars, a mere $46 billion on top of the $150 billion he already asked for for this fiscal year. Ever the master of subtlety, he squeezed his appearance in between a Medal of Honor ceremony for a dead Navy Seal

and a meeting with “veterans and members of military support organizations, the family of the fallen. ... These patriots have come to the Oval Office to make sure -- and to make clear -- that our troops have the full commitment of our government. And I strongly agree that we must provide our troops with the help and support they need to get the job done.” See, it’s not him asking for that $46 billion, it’s the family of the fallen. He’s agreeing with their position.

Bush added, “I know some in Congress are against the war, and are seeking ways to demonstrate that opposition” but those ways should not be, you know, effective in any way. “I often hear that war critics oppose my decisions, but still support the troops. Well, I’ll take them at their word -- and this is the chance to show it, that they support the troops.” He’s so good to us.

Harry Reid says, “President Bush should not expect the Congress to rubber-stamp this latest supplemental request.” What a kidder!

And here’s Laura Bush at a breast cancer awareness event in Abu Dhabi. She looks very aware.

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