Bush Blasts Democratic Micromanaging of the War! (Video)

President Bush spoke from the White House this morning with General Patreus.
He reinforced his commitment to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and to the young democracy of Iraq.

When questioned about Senator Reid’s disgraceful comments from the past week

Bush said that Senator Reid (and the other 535 micromanaging commanders in chief) should not be telling those who wear the uniform how to do their job!

Bush also said for Congress to micromanage the process is a mistake.
From The White House release:

QUESTION: Mr. President, Senator Reid says you’re in denial about Iraq, and that Congress is going to pass a bill that includes a fair and reasonable timetable for withdrawal. Could you compromise? Could you accept anything that looks like that, at all?

THE PRESIDENT: I believe strongly that politicians in Washington shouldn’t be telling generals how to do their job. And I believe artificial timetables of withdrawal would be a mistake. An artificial timetable of withdrawal would say to an enemy, just wait them out; it would say to the Iraqis, don’t do hard things necessary to achieve our objectives; and it would be discouraging for our troops. And therefore I will strongly reject an artificial timetable withdrawal and/or Washington politicians trying to tell those who wear the uniform how to do their job.

I will, of course, be willing to work with the Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, on a way forward. That’s what I said during the Cabinet Room. But I also made it clear that no matter how tough it may look, that for the Congress to micromanage this process is a mistake.

Jules Crittenden notes the latest developments in the quagmire.

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