Then this shows up...
It's official: President Bush will veto any and all measures put forth by Congressional Dems to halt the Iraq War, according to a little-noticed letter from the White House to Carl Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The letter also says that the White House will veto any measure that would tie its hands on Iran -- including on military action inside that country.
That Bush will veto any such measures was expected, and isn't surprising. Nonetheless, the letter makes it official that Congressional Dems face the daunting prospect of having to muster a veto-proof majority on any Iraq or Iran measures. The little-noticed letter can be read right here.
Not really a surprise but merge that information with this:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress not to interfere in the conduct of the Iraq war and suggested President George W. Bush would defy troop withdrawal legislation.
It is easy to overlook because we expect something negative in context with withdrawal of troops but it subtly says something else.
President George W. Bush would defy troop withdrawal legislation.
Not just veto. Defy.
That's just the highlights from the news this week. Suitable for a week ending with a Friday the 13th I guess. Did you escape 7/13/07 unscathed?
PS TWTWTW stands for That Was The Week That Was and satirical news program on the BBC.