February 27, 2007

Remember when Laura Bush was the sane one?

I can't say this much better than Shakespeare's Sister :
"Laura Bush, First Propagandist, said yesterday on Larry King Live: "[M]any parts of Iraq are stable now. But, of course, what we see on television is the one bombing a day that discourages everybody." This is, of course, total horseshit; as Think Progress notes, "According to the latest Brookings Institution Iraq Index, as of November 2006, there were approximately 185 insurgent and militia attacks every day."

But let's pretend she's right as we move to the next story, shall we?

Bagram, Afghanistan, today: "A suicide bomber killed 19 people and wounded 11 outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.""

As I recall, even GWB doesn't say that all is well in Iraq. This "blame the media" stuff is an easy place to go, but then you should watch Lara Logan's rebuttal. This is from last year, but I think still relevant. She points out that when she was first in Iraq, reporters drove where they wanted to go, but since the insurgency, they can only go where the Military can fly them.

For Laura Bush to suggest that things are actually going well is really unconscionable.

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