"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Someone Missed a Memo 

I noticed this passage from Dear Leader's desperate bid for warm fuzzies last night (emphasis supplied):
"Some look at the challenges in Iraq, and conclude that the war is lost, and not worth another dime or another day," Bush said. "I don't believe that. Our military commanders do not believe that. Our troops in the field, who bear the burden and make sacrifice, do not believe that America has lost."

Well ... maybe. But that doesn't mean that the troops are especially impressed, either - as Dick "Dick" Cheney learned, to his chagrin:
Cheney rode the wave of last week's parliamentary elections during a 10-hour surprise visit to Iraq to highlight progress at a time when many Americans question the mission. Military commanders and top government officials offered glowing reports, but the rank-and-file troops Cheney met did not seem to share their enthusiasm.

By the way, the author of that last bit was none other than Rush Limbaugh's favorite AP reporter, Nedra Pickler. You know that when the Junta has lost the ear of the Pickler, they've lost it all.




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