""But the job of the commander-in-chief during a time of war is to constantly explain to the American people what's taking place and what the strategies are and that the tactics -- as tactics change, those tactical changes. And I'm not the first president to have to become an educator-in-chief during a time of war.""
"Bush also again called on Congress to pass legislation authorizing his controversial warrantless eavesdropping program.
But as part of this argument, Bush asserted: "The terrorists who want to harm America can now buy disposable cell phones, and open anonymous e-mail addresses. Our laws need to change to take these changes into account."
Some reporters related his words without pointing out that, as one expert explained to me yesterday, there's nothing in the White House-approved bill currently being debated on the Hill that even mentions disposable cell phones or anonymous e-mail."
"At the same time, 69 percent said Bush should not be impeached or removed from office, with 30 percent saying he should be impeached or removed from office. One percent had no opinion. A total of 1,004 adults was asked the questions about impeachment."wow. they actually asked the question. and 30% is higher than clinton's impeachment numbers ever were.
* leopold: "Armitage Shmarmitage"
"When asked to put in their own words what they like best about the Bush presidency... What is most striking, however, is that more than half the country is unable to volunteer something they like best about the president or say they like nothing."* ljohnson:
"Consider for a moment that a Republican controlled Senate Intelligence Committee released the reports today that are so damning to the lies Bush and Cheney repeated ad nauseum for the last three and a half years. What the hell is in the three additional reports that they don't want to release until after the November elections? It is difficult to imagine the truths still to be told."
"What much of the left has not realized is that the Cheney wing in national security circles -- including personalities like David Addington, John Bolton, Scooter Libby, and others -- is seething at some of the better souls in the administration. Real right wingers who would love to see a return of arbitrary justice, vigilanteism, and secret executions for those accused of terrorism are quite angry with the President and with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the enlightened steps they are now taking."
"Amerika, heal thyself. Vote these crazy legislators and autocrats out of office in November. It's time to take back our country, and our freedoms."shrillery.