Wednesday, November 07, 2007

He's a commander guy

George Bush (to Pervez Musharraf) --

You can't be President and head of the military at the same time.

This is an easy for one Musharraf. He doesn't even have to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. He can compare himself to the Commander-in-Chief, George Bush.

UPDATE: Jack Cafferty raised Bush's remark with Wolf Blitzer on CNN this evening. Blitzer tried to make the best of Bush's gaffe, arguing that he was referring to the Pakistani analog of the position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff rather than Commander-in-Chief. But as Cafferty pointed out, in the US system, the Joint Chiefs chairman takes his orders from the President. If Bush has a complaint about the US constitutional system, which puts an executive president as commander-in-chief of the military, he should say so.

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