Friday, July 13, 2007
The outrageous White House report on Iraq
Link to article at Slate Magazine
...a close look at the 25-page report reveals a far more dismal picture and a deliberately distorted assessment. The eight instances of "satisfactory" progress are not at all satisfactory by any reasonable measure—or, in some cases, they indicate a purely procedural advance. The eight "unsatisfactory" categories concern the central issues of Iraqi politics—the disputes that must be resolved if Iraq is to be a viable state and if the U.S. mission is to have the slightest chance of success.Many think this person is simply an incompetent fool, others think him a morally corrupt criminal.
But if we study all of his actions in recent years - it becomes clear that he is both.