Friday, September 15, 2006

Belligerent Bush Holds News Conference

With “My Way’ as background music, President Bush held a Rose Garden news conference. His bombastic rhetoric included threats to shut down the current successful interrogation program. Bush continues to push for restricted access to evidence, inclusion of hearsay and coerced testimony.

In the press session he suggested legal decisions declaring his terrorist strategies illegal, to be wrong. For those reasons his plans need to be codified and Congress is to cooperate.

Meanwhile it looks like the Senate will challenge the Bush trial and torture plans while the House may bristle over the President’s domestic spying initiative. With the other chamber playing softie, the competing bills will be negotiated in conference. There Bush will pull out all the stops. Expect to see lots of Cheney slinking around the halls at conference time.

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