John Edwards’ new campaign manager, David Bonior, introduced himself to supporters Wednesday by calling President Bush’s assertion that Congress can’t stop him from sending more troops to Iraq “total bull.”

In a fiery e-mail, Bonior went on to chastise Democrats for not cutting off funds for Bush’s escalation of the war: “If you hear a member of Congress say ‘non-binding resolution,’ then you’re really hearing them say ‘pass the buck.’ “

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In a harshly worded fund raising letter sent to members of John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign e-mail list late this afternoon, his new Campaign Manager, former Congressman David Bonior (D-MI) holds little back in his sharp criticism of both George W. Bush and Democratic members of Congress for their Iraq War policies and politics. (Email posted in full at end of this article.)

The email — with the eye-popping, if impolitic, subject line “Total Bull” — first takes aim at Bush’s recent pronouncements, as reported by U.S. News and World Report and elsewhere after Bush’s recent appearance on CBS’ 60 Minutes last Sunday, “that Congress does not have the power to stop his proposed escalation of the war in Iraq.”

“That’s bull,” Bonior writes before going on in the email to criticize his former Democratic colleagues in Congress, taking them to task for their failure to “step up to the plate and use their power to stop the president from escalating the war.”

“I can assure you that Congress does have the power to stop this escalation,” says the 26-year former Congressman.

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