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Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Yet Another Washington Post Edition)

Why Oh Why Are We Ruled by These Fools?

David Sanger of the New York Times writes:

Bush and Former Cabinet Members Discuss Topic No. 1: Iraq - New York Times: Colin Powell said nothing - a silence that spoke volumes to many in the White House today.... 13 living former secretaries of state and defense [were told] how well things are going in Iraq. Saying the war in Iraq was "taking up all the energy" of President Bush's foreign policy team, she asked Mr. Bush whether he had let nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea spin out of control, and Latin America and China policy suffer by benign neglect. "I can't let this comment stand," Mr. Bush shot back, telling Ms. Albright and the rare assembly of her colleagues, who reached back to the Kennedy White House, that his administration "can do more than one thing at a time." The Bush administration, the president insisted, had "the best relations of any country with Japan, China and Korea," and active programs to win alliances around the world....

[I]f it was a bipartisan consultation, as advertised by the White House, it was a brief one. Mr. Bush allowed 5 to 10 minutes this morning for interchange with the group.... Then the entire group was herded the Oval Office for what he called a "family picture." Those who wanted to impart more wisdom to the current occupants of the White House were sent back across the hall to meet again with Stephen J. Hadley, the national security adviser, and Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. But, as several of the participants noted, by that time Mr. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld had gone on to other meetings.

When cameras were in the room, though, Mr. Bush was appreciative...

Thirteen Secretaries of State and Defense. Ten minutes--half of which is spent with Bush talking. Five minutes times sixty seconds per minute divided by thirteen equals twenty-three seconds per Secretary.

Impeach George W. Bush. Impeach Richard Cheney. Do it now.