Bush: Of course I have, Dick, but who’s going to buy this, this business about a surge ...”
Cheney: Listen up. Congress will swell up, take the bait, and move to block funding for the surge. A few traitor Republicans will throw in with the Democrats. We’ll take care of them later.
Bush: You’re right, Dick, this is a surly new bunch that’s come in, especially that Webb. How in hell did he win?
Cheney: Shut up!
Cheney: Don’t you see, we want the Democrats to pull this. They will be trying to tie the hands of a valiant Commander-in-Chief, during wartime. The Average Joe will hate that. Our Christian conservatives will...
Bush: Oh, I like it. I bet Karl thought of this.
Cheney: Shut up! Listen. That will create a first-class feeding frenzy of a Constitutional Crisis, because you’re still the one and only Commander-in-Chief -- during a war -- and you’ll jolly well do as you see fit. Eventually, it will take the Supreme Court to settle it.
Bush: Dick, what about the ... what about the technicality that there’s been no declaration of war, from...
Cheney: Shut up! Dubya, please stop trying to think. You know that only makes you want to catch a buzz. Just listen...
Bush: Oh, I bet this little ... this little plan of Karl’s, and yours, too ... it could tie up the whole town for a couple of years.
Cheney: Very good, Dubya, that is the point.
Bush: Right, Dick ... I get it.
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