Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Olympia Snowe Backs Withdrawal

Or so she says:

July 9 (Bloomberg) -- Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, saying the political ``tide has turned'' on the Iraq war, backed forcing President George W. Bush to withdraw U.S. troops and predicted that more Republicans will abandon his war policy.

Snowe, of Maine, said that she is likely to support at least one of several Democratic amendments to a defense policy measure that will demand a reduction in U.S. forces.

"We have to set it in motion,'' she said of a withdrawal.

So, go ahead. Set it in motion already. And then there's this:

Bush orders Miers not to testify

President Bush ordered his former White House counsel, Harriet Miers, to defy a congressional subpoena and refuse to testify Thursday before a House panel investigating U.S. attorney firings.

John Dean said otherwise on Keith the other night. He said that the committee decides whether or not she has to appear, not Bush. Whether she opens her mouth and says something once she's there is another story.

Update: Dean says this will expedite this matter going to court (for contempt). It was an "in your face" move by Bush to the committee, looking to force this into court, where a Bush appointed attorney would handle it. Oy. There are other scenarios, like trying her in front of the House (1934 was the last time this was done) which would be preferable, according to Dean.


At 4:25 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...


John Dean on Randi Rhodes in a few minutes. Maybe he'll explain more.

At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Snowe... Ooo, I love when the Republican rats start jumping ship. Almost renews my faith in humanity. Now would someone please shove Captain Clueless over the side?


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