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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Ignorance is Strength

War is Peace!

Sunni and Shia killing eachother and destroying eachother's mosques isn't a civil war. Piffle! Whatever would make you think that?! It's proof that Big Brother's Cheney's Bush's strategy is working. It only serves to prove that they are living in a free and democratic state.

Pentagon: Iraqi troops downgraded - Feb 24, 2006:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The only Iraqi battalion capable of fighting without U.S. support has been downgraded to a level requiring them to fight with American troops backing them up, the Pentagon said Friday.

But, then the WH spin doctors are rushed to the phones to turn those lemons into lemonade in a way that only they can do: one that serves only to make Dimwit seem like he is completely out of touch with reality:
According to the congressionally mandated Iraq security report released Friday, there are 53 Iraqi battalions at level two status, up from 36 in October. There are 45 battalions at level three, according to the report.

Overall, Pentagon officials said close to 100 Iraqi army battalions are operational, and more than 100 Iraq Security Force battalions are operational at levels two or three. The security force operations are under the direction of the Iraqi government.

The numbers are roughly the same as those given by the president last month when he said 125 Iraqi combat battalions were fighting the insurgency, 50 of them taking the lead.
Uhm, no... last I checked, 100 is only 4/5ths of 125 which isn't "roughly" the same... it isn't even close. Of course, that is being a little generous with the rounding up they performed. Note the figures in the first paragraph. 53 + 45 is only 98. "Close" only counts for horse shoes and hand grenades. The only number that matters is 53: the number that can fight with U.S. assistance.

That would make what Dubya Dowrong said a gross exaggeration of the facts which most people would consider a bald-faced lie.

Finally, to close out the article on a positive note, they threw in the up-is-down statement from Emperor No Clothes himself:
"In January 2006, the mission is to continue to hand over more and more territory and more and more responsibility to Iraqi forces," Bush said. "That's progress."
Yep, that's progress alright. Judge the results for yourself.

Oh, and in other LATE BREAKING NEWS, CNN reports that the FBI has put al-Zarqawi high on its list of most wanted criminals.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was placed on the list Thursday, and the U.S. State Department is offering a reward of up to $25 million for information leading directly to the Jordanian native's arrest or conviction.

"Al-Zarqawi is sought in connection with numerous terrorist attacks and continuing terrorist threats in Iraq," the FBI states on its Web site.
Help me out here, because maybe I'm just really confused... hasn't Zarqawi been a major problem for the U.S. in Iraq for like 3 $%#@! years? Shoot, the WH has been making him out to be Osama's meaner and smarter big brother at every opportunity they get to scare the bejeezus out of us.

Today, we learn that the FBI is only NOW putting him at the top of their list?

Hell-ooooo! Anyone there? Was everyone in the Justice Dept. simply too busy drinking the Kool Aide the Preznit's propagandists spin doctors had been spinning about how wonderful things were going in Iraq to notice that maybe, just maybe he should have been a priority all along? I'm just askin'.

Worst. Administration. Ever.


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