Friday, April 11, 2008

Again and again and again and again....

Steve Benen at Crooks and Liars reminds us why Bush's speech yesterday sounded like a re-run.
Yesterday, speaking from the White House, the president boasted, “American and Iraqi forces have made significant progress” in Iraq. It got me thinking, haven’t we heard that phrase before in relation to Iraq?

* White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan on October 27, 2003: “In the north and south [of Iraq], we have made significant progress.”

* President Bush on November 13, 2004: “Fighting together, our forces have made significant progress in the last several days.”

* President Bush on June 28, 2005: “In the past year, we have made significant progress.”

* Vice President Cheney on October 19, 2006: “[W]e’ve made significant progress.”

* President Bush on February 23, 2007: ” I think we have made significant progress in Iraq.”
Added all up this clearly indicates that the Iraqi nation is in fabulous shape by now.

And I'm the Queen of Rumania.
--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

Paul, I find myself totally depressed today about the Iraq War. I can hardly think of anything else. The next president will have to deal with the giant, stinky load of sh*t that Bush will leave on the desk in the oval office from the first day. Will it be possible to clean up the mess in a reasonable period of time? More and more, I doubt it.

Paul said...

Mimi, I understand. I have had my very blue days in recent weeks pondering this mountain of awfulness.

I am just hoping they don't attack Iran and I seriously fear they shall.

My muckracking and reminding the world of all this is not likely to lift your spirits either, and I do regret that.

It is a profound pity that Congress has been led by the nose by these lawless godless thugs.