Tuesday, November 29, 2005

You Can't Make This Stuff Up ...

From today’s White House press briefing:

SCOTT McCLELLAN: Iraq, yes. In terms of tomorrow, it's an important speech. It's the first in a series of speeches that the President will be making between now and the December 15th elections about our plan for victory in Iraq. We are pursuing a comprehensive strategy to defeat the terrorists and those trying to prevent democracy from advancing in Iraq. And the President believes that the American people should have a clear understanding of our strategy. And that means how we see the enemy and how we define and achieve victory. So as part of the speech tomorrow, we are going to be releasing a document called the "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq." It's an unclassified version of the plan that we've been pursuing in Iraq, and it will be made available to the American people.

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As the Center for American Progress asked: Shouldn’t we have had a “National Strategy for Victory in Iraq” before the war started?

Furthermore, does this mean that the spin machine that gave us "Mission Accomplished" will finally admit they made a premature declaration of victory?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just read the 35-page report on Bush's purported strategy for Iraq.
What really should open Americans' eyes is that Bush openly declares no certainty of progress a year from now even with our continued involvement.
A ha. So now we have a justification for throwing more money and bodies to the war effort!!!
Wake up everyone.
Like Don Aguirres leading his armies down the Amazon River in search of the fabled El Dorado, we have a president leading our country down a path of destruction.
The report is an expansion of the same wishful rhetoric Bush has been trolling to the public for the last few years.
Still, no acknowledgement of the problems, our role in causing the problems, or of data like 80% of Iraqis want the U.S. out of the country and that 45% of the Iraq people think the insurgency is a just cause (according to a largely supressed British military poll taken in August).

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thirty-five-page report? I dint see no stinking 35 pages on the whitehouse.gov website. Just something written at the level of a high-school grad, with nothing new, just a lot of old crap we've all heard a thousand times before, you know: as Iraqis stand up we will stand down, yada yada yada.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am deeply gratified to read the following AP wirestory: "Bush's view of Iraq doesn't square with reality" which comes in response to the report and Bush's speech this morning.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10267077/
The report counters Bush's cheery optimism with the hard reality of the situation in Iraq as expressed by the International Monetary Fund in September, and other evidences.
We have here is a big turning point: an early indication the MSM will no longer will stand for unchecked Bush spin and b.s. on Iraq. It's more than two years too late.

4:22 PM  
Blogger OTTMANN said...

The reality is that liberals can't stand to be out of favor in America, so they hate everything.

Bush is kicking the libs in the ass. All they can do is whine on with complaints that make them look like the fools they truly are. Bush's speech at the Naval Academy (that liberals won't hear or read) shows he knows how pathetic cry baby facist libs are, and that they must be crushed permanently. This is happening now throughout the world, thank God!

Liberals are history, as just proven in Canada!

The Creative Conservative

2:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose that 64% of Americans who disapprove of the way Bush is handling the Iraq war and the majority who believe the war was a mistake are all a bunch of "lib crybabies."
You conservatives have a blind faith in the president. You would just assume allow him without questions to march the country into death and destruction.
You conservatives cannot produce any evidence to support your views, but instead resort to name calling. You don't realize it, but conservatives are the ones who, to any thinking person, look like the fools they truly are.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous ash said...

OTTMAN clearly doesn't exist, not as a human being. "He" is merely a computer spitout, accessed by linking to the category "satire" then hitting the section marked "bad attempt at."

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still, the stories highlighting Bush talking points appear to outnumber the ones offering real analysis and questions about ten to one. At the very least, these unbalanced "news stories" are tilted in favor of Bush.
So I beg the question.
Why does the MSM lend more weight to Bush's words than those of authoritative sources who have first-hand knowledge of the situation, especially in the context of earlier Bush administration blunders on pre-war intelligence and its earlier misstatements on the status of the conflict?!?

6:55 PM  

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