“Of course, I listen to our generals. That’s what a president does. ” – George W. Bush, Second Presidential Debate 2004
“I hear the voices, and I read the front page, and I know the speculation. But I’m the decider, and I decide what is best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense.” – George W. Bush April 17, explaining why he’s ignoring the advice of no less than six generals.