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White House in Panic Mode, Republicans Jumping Likes Rats Off a Burning Ship

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 11th, 2007 7:43 am by HL

Whats up, I am still here in beautiful Palm Desert, and this computer and the internet connection is so slow I can’t do much. Here is one story for you that I saw this morning. Be back in Hollywood by the end of the week, talk to you soon HL

‘Crack in the Dike’: White House in ‘Panic Mode’ Over GOP Revolt on Iraq


ABC News has been told the White House is in “panic mode” over the recent defections of Republican senators on the president’s stay-the-course policy in Iraq.

Senior Bush administration officials are deep in discussion about how to find a compromise that will “appease Democrats and keep wobbly Republicans onboard,” a senior White House official told ABC News.

The official said the White House “is in panic mode,” despite Monday’s on-the-record briefing by White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who played down any concern over the recent spate of GOP senators who have spoken out publicly in support of changing course in Iraq.

The Republican defections are seen as “a crack in the dike,” according to the senior White House official, and National Security Adviser Steven Hadley is most concerned.

Bush administration officials are currently discussing options about how to get out of “this conundrum with the Republicans,” while giving Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, time to implement the troop surge strategy in Iraq, according to a senior White House official.