Wednesday, September 13, 2006

An admission a week...

Lessee - last week, GWB admitted to having secret CIA prisons offshore - something he's been denying via Tony Snow(job) for months.

This week it appears it is Dead-Eye Dick's chance to admit that the Iraqi insurgency was underestimated and that he was wrong when in May, 2005 he declared the insurgency "in its last throes." He did so on Sunday on "Meet the Press"

"I think there is no question but that we did not anticipate an insurgency that would last this long," the vice president said, adding that "major, major work ... is ahead of us."

Now, this leads me to wonder - if the Shrub's administration is so blinded by their own political rhetoric that they are unable to make intelligent statements to the country without LYING THROUGH THEIR TEETH or exaggerating for political gain, how can we trust them to know the truth when it slaps them in the face like a damp trout?

Cheney is obviously no brain surgeon. This isn't the first time he has opened mouth and inserted foot. Does he really think that admitting that he didn't have a fucking CLUE what was going on down on the ground in Iraq is going to give the American people the confidence in the country's leadership to hand them another 2 years of damn near dictatorial rule?

I think he does.

I hope we don't.


BBC said...

Interesting blog. But Chicago? Been there, done that. It was a nice place to get away from.

But, I am just an old country hick that thinks the West is best.

Have a wonderful day.

BBC said...

PS... Of course a lot of men don't have any sense. Most of us are idiots, still evolving. But neither do a lot of women. :-)

Sewmouse said...

Oh Welcome, Billy!

And it's not really Chicago, ya know - it's the suburbs, but the whole world knows where Chicago is.

I did my time in the West - 5 years in Colorado. Even planted a tree there. (I love to plant trees, I just wish I could stay and grow old with them)

Leandra said...

I heard an interesting fact on a talk radio show yesterday as I was driving down for my sister's wedding. Apparently one of the problems in Iraq (among a few bazillion) is that those hired to go in and help the Iraqi government were chosen for their political affiliations and their support of Bush's policies rather than for any particular expertise in the field where they were administering programs.

The interviews for American Advisor position in Iraq apparently focused on such questions as "Who did you vote for in the last election?" "Do you support the President's waging of the war on terror?" And....get this one...."What is your stand on Roe v Wade?"

Answering these questions correctly got you a job even if that job was administering a huge budge and you didn't have so much as an undergraduate class in Accounting. With this sort of nonsense, is it any wonder that we are where we are?