President Bush probably needs to appear strong and resolute in order to convince Congress to support — or at least not to block — his troop surge plan in Iraq. But his "60 Minutes" interview Sunday conveyed another quality: obstinacy, that Bush doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. "I’ve made my decision. And we’re going forward," Bush said.
Vice President Dick Cheney was also unyielding. "You cannot run a war by committee," Cheney told "Fox News Sunday." But can you appear to blow off the concerns of Congress, military leaders, Iraqi officials and the 70 percent of Americans who oppose the surge and still expect success?
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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