Bush: I'm not trying to be popular
[ 2007-01-16 18:32 ]
US President George W. Bush concedes he
is not popular, and that the war in Iraq is not either. Yes, progress is overdue and patience is all but
gone. Yet none of that changes his view that more US troops are needed to win
US President Bush
"I'm not going to try to be popular and change principles to do so,"
Bush said in a television interview that was aired on Sunday night.
Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney say they will not budge from sending more US troops to
Iraq no matter how much Congress opposes it.
"I fully understand they could try to stop me," Bush said of the
Democrat-run Congress. "But I've made my decision, and we're going
As the president talked tough, lawmakers pledged to explore ways to
A defiant Cheney, meanwhile, said Democrats offered criticism without
credible alternatives. He pointedly reminded lawmakers that Bush is
commander in chief.
"You cannot run a war by committee," the vice-president said of
budge : to alter a position or