Ignore This Man
Seriously, it's pathetic how many times I have opportunity to use this photo.
In his presser on Wednesday, Bush basically evaded any type of truth about the Scooter Libby abortion of justice. So much for a White House of grownups. But he saved his best deceit for, appropriately enough, the war in Iraq, which was predicated on a BUNCH of lies. Not only did he dramatically overstate the role of Al Qaeda, in order to avoid admitting that the country is in the full scale throes of a civil war, but like his BFF Joe Lieberman and John McCain, he insisted that we're making good progress there.
NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is one of their columnists I don't pay enough attention to, except for the time he completely pwned Bill O'Reilly. But he calls Bush out brilliantly today (subscription req'd):
It’s nice that Mr. Bush is still confident about Iraq, telling us on Tuesday: “I strongly believe that we will prevail.”
Apparently, we’re doing almost as well today as we were in October 2003 when he blamed journalists for filtering out the good news and declared: “We’re making really good progress.”
Then in September 2004, Mr. Bush assured us that Iraq was “making steady progress.” In April 2005: “We’re making good progress in Iraq.” In October 2005: “Iraq has made incredible political progress.” In November 2005: “Iraqis are making inspiring progress.”
Do we really want to continue making this kind of inspiring progress for the next 10 years?
Exactly right. The war is a clusterfuck of almost biblical proportions and we can't admit that because Bush will think it means he has a small weiner. Lovely.