President Bush: ‘I’m The Decision-Maker’

In remarks to reporters this morning, President Bush said he would ignore Congress’ opposition to his escalation plan, saying, “I’m the decision-maker.” Watch it:

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UPDATE: Flashback to 4/18/06: “I’m the decider, and I decide what is best.”

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One of the things I found in Congress is that most people recognize that failure would be a disaster for the United States, and — I’m the decision-maker. I had to come up with a way forward that precluded disaster.