The cossacks--in this case, Condi Rice--work for the Czar--George W. Bush
Ron Suskind, The One Percent Doctrine, p. 248: Tenet continued to search for a way to absolve Bush of any involvement. He'd say, several times, to aides and close associated that "this is being driven by Condi" and that "this isn't the President."
Time and again, the same response would come back: "Jesus, George. She works for him."