Wednesday, May 02, 2007


In justifying his veto of the troop funding bill, President Bush drags out some familiar scary reasons. Among these is the statement that if we stop attacking "them" over there, they will attack us here.

As we've pointed out before, "they", primarily Al Qaeda, are surely doing all they can right now to hurt us at home. And they have succeeded in other places such as Algiers. Iraq is not the keystone of our Islamic enemies. And Bush must know that he is misleading since so many experts have deemed this thought a fallacy.

Mr. Bush also likes to tell the American people that setting a withdrawal timetable allows the enemy to mark the calendar, lie low, plot and plan, then move in when we leave. As noted before, this is nonsense. When we do decide to withdraw, and plan the withdrawal, that will be common knowledge long before actual withdrawal starts.

Somewhat related: Borowitz had a good column today, an account of the administration's search for a Lying Czar to coordinate all the lying it does. Maybe this is needed, but it seems that the Bush administration is already extremely adept at lying and misleading.


  • They need a Czar, because of their track record, image and reputation. They think they can do better with a brand new liar as a lightening pole.

    By Blogger Vigilante, at 5:49 AM  

  • Oh, do they miss Rummy!

    By Blogger Vigilante, at 5:50 AM  

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