Disregarding the commanders on the ground: That would be wrong, right?

Bush blasts Democrats for House Iraq vote.

Published March 23, 2007 7:07PM (EDT)

George W. Bush blasted back at House Democrats today by saying that the Iraq war withdrawal plan they passed today amounted to "an act of political theater" in which they "voted to substitute their judgment for that of our military commanders on the ground in Iraq." It was a nice line and all, but perhaps it wouldn't be a bad idea if the reporters who go about quoting it tonight mention that the president had to oust his own "military commanders on the ground in Iraq" in order to find some who agreed with his plan to send more troops there.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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