Okay, that's four years of lies thrown out the window.
Every time Bush has been criticized for his poor handling of the Iraq war - from the number of initial troops sent in, to the their body armor and plan for victory (or lack thereof) - Bush always replied that he was listening to the commanders on the ground and doing whatever they wanted. Now, not so much.
From the Washington Post:
The debate over sending more U.S. troops to Iraq intensified yesterday as President Bush signaled that he will listen but not necessarily defer to balky military officers.So now, rather than listening to the military experts, Bush will conduct the war based on the grand powers of his own intellect.
What does John McCain think about this? What do the Republicans think about this? This is their party, this is their leader. What are they going to do about the fact that he's out of his mind?