Saturday, February 25, 2006

Time for another Truthiness Tour?

Remember this?

"The reason why we are doing it is we are sick and tired of seeing and hearing headlines by the mainstream media about our defeat in Iraq," Melanie Morgan, a talk radio host for KSFO Radio in San Francisco and co-chair of Move America Forward, said.

Morgan said the media is "imposing a Vietnam template on this war."

"This is not Vietnam," she said. "War is war, and it's dangerous, and the killing is taking place all of the time. At the same time, where there is danger, there is success and there is a mainstream media that is determined to shut out that success."

It's hard to believe that the infamous radio-escapade to Baghdad's Green Zone was only last July. Seems like a million years ago.

If that isn't enough to tickle the funny bone, you can always cue up this oldy-but-goody from March 16, 2003:

MR. RUSSERT: The army's top general said that we would have to have several hundred thousand troops there for several years in order to maintain stability.

VICE PRES. CHENEY: I disagree. To suggest that we need several hundred thousand troops there after military operations cease, after the conflict ends, I don't think is accurate. I think that's an overstatement.


Meanwhile on Fox's Beltway Boys, Mort and Fred were left whining today that Democrats "want to see us fail in Iraq."

Now, if your occupation is going swimmingly, my bet is you aren't going to be making statements like that. So that probably tells you all you need to know about our "success" in Iraq. And as the condition deteriorates there, we can expect the "blame the left" chorus to elevate.

Then again, for some people, the mosque bombing and subsequent rioting and assassinations last week actually indicate Bush's strategery is working.

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