Let's just call him "lame duck"

It turns out Bush is "a" -- not "the" -- "commander guy."

Published May 4, 2007 6:05PM (EDT)

Remember how George W. Bush -- aka, the President Formerly Known as the Decider -- declared himself "the commander guy" earlier this week?

It turns out that he didn't. Although the original White House transcript of Bush's speech before the Associated General Contractors of America had the president describing himself as "the commander guy," a revised transcript now up at the White House Web site makes it clear that Bush said he was only "a commander guy" -- as in, the kind of "guy" who says he believes that the commanders on the ground in Iraq, rather than Congress, ought to be making decisions about troop levels.

By Tim Grieve

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

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