Friday, June 24, 2005

The idea that what's happening over there is a quagmire is so fundamentally inconsistent with the facts


The Republican National Committee is inviting e-signatures to a birthday card for George Bush. You can even add your own special message.

And this week’s award for crappiest attempt to find a silver lining goes to the Independent for this headline: “Jerusalem Gay Pride March Banned as Religions Show Rare Unity.”

Following today’s Supreme Court ruling that local governments can seize property for the purposes of economic development and purely private profit, I’m sure we will see many Wal-Marts condemned and the land turned over to mom & pop stores.

Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that Iraq was not, in fact, a quagmire. Secretly he breathed a sigh of relief that no one had asked if it was quicksand.

Rummy added, “Those who say we are losing this war are wrong. We are not.” Well sure, didn’t they declare “mission accomplished” more than two years ago and that “major hostilities” were over? So there’s patently no war for us to be losing.

Actually, the part of those hearings that should have gotten the headlines, but didn’t, is Gen. Abizaid’s admission that the insurgency is no weaker than it was six months ago.


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