Saturday, November 05, 2005

GOP Leaders to Bush: 'Your Presidency is Effectively Over'

A growing number of Republican leaders, party strategists and political professional now privately tell President George W. Bush that his presidency "is effectively over" unless he fires embattled White House advisor Karl Rove, apologizes to the American people for misleading the country into war and revamps his administration from top to bottom.

"The only show of unity we have now in the Republican Party is the belief that the President has failed the party, the American people and the presidency," says a longtime, and angry, GOP strategist.

With the public face of support for Bush eroding daily from even diehard Republicans, the President faces mounting anger from within his party over the path that may well lead to loss of control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections and the White House in 2008.

"This presidency is in trouble," says a senior White House aide. "Even worse, I don't know if there is a way out of the trouble."


Blogger Wolfgang P. May said...

Of course, it's over, and the administrations's position on torture is a very important factor. Who can justify a policy which defies every principle on which this great country was founded?

In addition to being abhorrent to us, torture produces questionable results:

When I served as Intelligence Operations Officer of the 4th US Armored Division, our professional interrogators tried to establish a rapport with the detainee. This usually took a few days, but the resulting intel was always good.

For more info on how the professionals do it, read "Talking to Victor Charlie" by Tourison

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