George W. Bush, the so-called "President" of these United States, is in dire need of a civics lesson.
He doesn't seem to understand how this system of ours is supposed to work. While meeting with senior military advisers in the Oval Office today, the Emperor basically told Congress to screw off and said "I'm the decision maker" when it comes to sending more troops for his blood bath in Iraq. First he was "the decider" and now he's the "decision maker."
Here's a newsflash for ya, Bushie. Our nation consists of 3 separate but co-equal branches of government. Got that? You're not king. You're not emperor. You're not a country unto yourself. You are subject to the oversight of the legislative branch (read: the Congress). And they do have the ability to ensure that your escalation of this needless war is NOT funded. No funding, no additional troops.
That's how this government, in this democracy of ours, works.
George W. Bush, this has been your Civics 101 lesson. Obviously you were asleep at the wheel (or just plain illiterate) when they taught you this in school.