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Defund the rhetoric

Bush gave a presser this morning in which he once again grabbed the mike and shouted "I'm The Decider". Too bad the mute button was on. And he's now resorted to the bleeding heart routine.

From the AP:
President Bush on Tuesday called Democrats in Congress irresponsible for approving war bills that order U.S. troops to leave Iraq by certain dates. He said such efforts will backfire, keeping some troops in battle even longer.

"In a time of war, it's irresponsible for the Democratic leadership in Congress to delay for months on end while our troops in combat are waiting for the funds," Bush said in a Rose Garden news conference.

"The bottom line is this: Congress' failure to fund our troops on the front lines will mean that some of our military families could wait longer for their loved ones to return from the front lines," Bush said. "Others could see their loved ones heading back to the war sooner than they need to."

That's his angle? That troops may be forced to say longer? Dude, wasn't he planning to do that anyway? And just who exactly is the one "delaying for months on end"? Newsflash, the Congress already passed funding bills. We're waiting on your John Hancock. I particularly loved the bit about "their loved ones heading back to the war sooner than they need to". He should know a thing or two about that.

Is it just me or should Bush just go spend the next two years playing rancher in Crawford?

More from John Aravosis, Will Bunch, Big Tent Democrat, Steve Soto and a great post from Georgia10.

Update: Meme roundup.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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