"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Friday, March 09, 2007

Bush and the Democrat Iraq Plan, THREAT of Veto

Some choice quotes in case one wonders how unbiased reporting looks, in this instance the Washington Post (all bolding mine).

Regarding administration and Republican efforts:

“administration officials escalated the fight

McConnell “ready with an objection, to slow the debate before if starts.”

“Republicans denounced….”

The administration and Republicans are difficult.


Quotes representing the Dem point of view and its appearance:

“Senate Democrats announced aggressive

dismissive of Bush's threat.”

“challenge will be to overcome Republican parliamentary obstacles

Of Reid, “in a chamber he controls

Durbin “hope to thwart the GOP strategy” by offering to include three Repub alternates – in the interest of “bipartisan debate, one that America is ready for.”

“Despite the obstacles

"I look forward to even stronger steps”

“Congress would institute the same tough

Democrats are powerful.

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