Bush: "I'm The Decider and I Decide What Is Best"
President Bush set us straight today. After all, he's never made any mistakes before and as Hinderaker says: "It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile."
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Reporter: What do you say to the critics who believe that you are ignoring the advice of retired generals and military commanders who say there needs to be a change?
Bush: I say I listen to all voices but mine's the final decision and Don Rumsfeld is doing a fine job. He's not only transforming the military, he's fighting a war on terror - He's helping us fight a war on terror. I have strong confidence in Don Rumsfeld. I hear the voices and I read the front page and I know the speculation but I'm the decider and I decide what is best and what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of defense.
"So there you have it. Yes, there are voices, front pages, ominous rumblings from some parts of the GOP itself, editorials and columnists. But in the end GWB is "the decider" and HE decides what's best. Who needs the input of the former retired military officers-any of them?...read on"
(hat tip David Edwards)