David Ignatius has discovered the brilliant administration plan to save Iraq: lather, rinse, repeat. Now with magic bipartisanship crystals!
It often pisses me off how the White House treats the press corps like a bunch of complete chumps. But days like this make me wonder.
Uh they’re treated the way they should be given the fact that they act like a bunch of chumps.
C’mon Tim, these asshats are so addicted to being in the “Press Corps” that they wouldn’t risk their phoney-baloney jobs by asking REAL questions.
/shrug. The WaPo wants us All To Be Wrong Together, at which point it can wash its hands of the culpability for this fiasco it shares with Judy Miller, Tim Russert, Tweety, et al, and they’re pissed that the Dems won’t play along. You say partisan, I say Insufferably Right, to-may-to to-mah-to.
The Other Steve
Fuck this bipartisan nonsense. George Bush has used this war at every opportunity in the most divisive, cowardly manner. He entered into the war divisively, he’s defended it divisively.
He fucking owns it.
It’d be really pathetic of that loser if he handed this mess off to the next President.
Looks like an effort to give “bipartisan” street cred to Cheney’s “80% Solution” and, of course, the WaPo op-ed page is where that water is carried best.
We should all give Lt. Gen. Lute 6-9 months to see if *his* plan works.
Why do you hate America, Tim?
Uh, he said he was going to do exactly that a long time ago.
Why the delayed outrage now? He’s doing what he said he would do.
Sorry to go OT, but without a open thread….
I learned something today that I had COMPLETELY backwards…about immigration:
Am I the only person who incorrectly thought national Dems supported guest workers and R’s opposed them (b/c they oppose ALL brown-skinned peeps)? I’ll be dammed. I’m an idiot, apparently.
As for Tim’s post…no, I’m not surprised. At all. Tim, we have FIFTH GRADERS running our gov’t. Remember that.
Great, another proposal for yet another act in the kabuki theater. Another corner waiting to be turned.
So now we’re recycling old bullshit? Back to “They stand up, we stand down”? If the WH wanted to be useful idiots, how about they work on that political stuff getting the Iraqi government to stand up. Every military commander we’ve had in Iraq since 04 including now Petraeus has said our military alone will not solve/win this thing.
Maybe Commander Guy could tell them it would be a good thing to step up and provide logistical support for their own army. Real governments/armies do that. As it stands now, if IAs want to wipe their ass, we provide the toilet paper.
In late January after many months of warning, we cut off fuel deliveries to the IA. The goal being to have the Iraqi Ministry of Defense start providing some of their needs. They responded by stopping IA patrols. Which didn’t look good with The Surge starting so we’ve reopened the spigots.
Like Cheney, Maliki and the Ministry of Defense has had other priorities. Implementing Republican brand government: corruption, cronyism, and productive no-bid contracts. Necessary lube for democracy Bush Republican style.
An HOUR went by before anyone in the station knew they were broadcasting a terrorist’s message? And with $63 MILL they can’t find a SINGLE Iraqi to help them translate? Wow. Just….wow.
They had one, but he was gay.
Well, there aren’t really any Iraqis who were Republican staffers and/or worked on the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign. So you can see the bind the administration is in.
It pisses me off when the wingnuts cheer this. They don’t realize that shitting on the press, just like shitting on congress, is shitting on the american people. The White House is saying they don’t have to speak to us. We can’t question them. They dress it up as protecting the country but its simply contempt.
Or suspected of being pro-choice. Or both. You can’t be too vigilant during the GSAVE.
The Other Steve
“North Dakota Democrat Sen. Byron Dorgan’s amendment would eliminate the guest worker program entirely.”
Well God Bless Byron Dorgan.
I hope that fucking bill dies.
Shhh! This is just a way for the GOP to try to win some of the hispanic vote they know they’d lose otherwise.