Rahm Emanuel:

The way I would view this, I view this as the beginning of the end of the President's policy on Iraq in this way.  It ends the blank check on more troops, more money, more time and more of the same and it begins the notion that we have to have a new direction to Iraq that has accountability, standards, that you can measure progress or not, and the notion that what we've done in the past doesn't work and that you have to find some other way to bring a conclusion to the Iraq war. 

Reality:

But by all reports, President Bush is more convinced than ever of his righteousness.

Friends of his from Texas were shocked recently to find him nearly wild-eyed, thumping himself on the chest three times while he repeated “I am the president!” He also made it clear he was setting Iraq up so his successor could not get out of “our country’s destiny.”

Boy Rahm sure showed him, eh?