Getting back to Fred Hiatt's absurd Editorial in today's WaPo...
Ever feel embarrassed because a point so incredible obvious only hits you after the fact? Happens to me all the time, with the most recent example being on my drive this afternoon to Whole Foods™.
Anyway, the central point of the editorial was that not only does a bipartisan majority in Congress support a major reduction in troops in Iraq "over the next year or so" and redirection of those remaining from combat to training but "President Bush and his senior aides and generals also support this broad strategy, which was formulated by the bipartisan Baker-Hamilton commission. Mr. Bush recently said that "it's a position I'd like to see us in."
President Bush is the goddamn Commander-in-Chief! He doesn't need anyone's cooperation or permission to fully implement any troop reduction or withdrawal he damn well pleases and could do it this very moment if he so chose!!!!
To suggest that Harry Reid could stand in the President's way on such a move is the dumbest damn thing I think I've ever heard.
And gee, I feel dumb for not realizing this immediately.