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Our Mission in Iraq: Walking With Confidence!

Thursday, Mar. 29, 2007 5:23 PM


In our previous episode, Senator John McCain had astounded everyone by pronouncing that one could go for a walk in Baghdad, that the 'surge' was producing results well ahead of schedule. CNN's Michael Ware had heaped scorn on McCain's statement, saying that it bears no resemblance to reality – that you'd be lucky to last twenty minutes on the streets outside of the Green Zone.

Thus we come to today's bit of amusing byplay between Senator Joe Lieberman and Michael Ware. Lieberman admits that he can't directly dispute (Michael) Ware's overall picture, but that American soldiers are more confident walking the streets of Baghdad.

"And that's a very important change," Lieberman affirms.

Yes, I'm so glad it's only taken us about 3,100 dead soldiers to be able to swagger down the street like John Wayne.


Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill …

Alberto Gonzales' former Chief-of-Staff, Kyle Sampson, stated in direct testimony that the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys was signed off on by Gonzales and Harriet Miers.

Someone cue the Dragnet theme.


The delusions continue as President Bush cites two anonymous bloggers who state that things in Iraq are really improving, hence the surge is working.

However, Editor and Publisher has noted that the White House identified the mystery bloggers as two brothers – Mohammed and Omar Fadhil – and that these honest, average man-on-the-street Iraqis met with President Bush in 2004.

And the posts to which Bush referred were written several weeks ago.

This is nothing more than the same cherry-picking and carefully-spun events as when Bush lists all the dastardly terrorist plots we've foiled since 9/11.



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