OUR WAR PRESIDENT BEATS THE ONLY ENEMY HE ACTUALLY HAS A VIABLE PLAN FOR DEFEATING
...and the only enemy he really cares about:
In grudging concessions to President Bush, Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops....
While details remain subject to change, the measure is designed to close the books by Friday on a bruising veto fight between Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress over the war. It would provide funds for military operations in Iraq through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year....
This is the only war Bush is fighting in which results matter. (In the overseas wars, just continuing to fight -- forever -- is enough.) That recent poll showing Congress with approval ratings as low as Bush's is the benchmark he's trying to meet -- he wants to crush this enemy, and his war plan is working.
UPDATE: Greg T. says this in comments:
As big as the Dem victory was last November, it wasn't enough to make Congress veto-proof or give it the votes or nads to impeach. And that's really all that matters. Bush wants to continue to play War Emperor, polls be damned, and they can't or won't stop him.
And as for those polls, Rove knows that an MSM that continues to give Republicans the benefit of manly man worship and false equivalency with Democrats is one that can be used to run out the clock and eventually rehabilitate Bush's image; and also one that can promote the GOP's next big fooler of stupid swing voters.
I agree with every word of that.