Yesterday, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank replayed a portion of Monday's White House press conference in which our president proved he is either hearing-impaired or he's a shameless liar. After Bush dismissed the seriousness of the sectarian violence in Iraq ...
ABC News's Martha Raddatz was not satisfied. "The violence has gotten worse in certain areas," she reminded him. "Is it not time for a new strategy?"How could any American have seen or heard about this exchange and not think their president is an arrogant dick?
Bush acted as if Raddatz were Cindy Sheehan.
"We're not leaving, so long as I'm the president," he vowed. "That would be a huge mistake. It would send an unbelievably terrible signal to reformers across the region. It would say we've abandoned our desire to change the conditions that create terror. It would give the terrorists a safe haven from which to launch attacks. It would embolden Iran. It would embolden extremists."
"Sir," Raddatz pointed out, "that's not really the question."
Bush shook his head in disbelief. "Sounded like the question to me," he said.