Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Condaliar, Condaliar, men have named you

Monaleeza Rice admitted that the Bush administration had "made some bad decisions" on Iraq. I have no idea why Bush allowed her to admit that. But she also did what everyone else in the Bush administration does when confronted with plain-spokenness: she did the Rumsfeld Twist.

Sen. John Kerry, who made Bush's management of postwar Iraq an issue in his losing presidential campaign, told Rice Tuesday that "the current policy is growing the insurgency and not diminishing it."

"This was never going to be easy," Rice said in response. "There were going to be ups and downs."

>sigh< He didn't SAY "I thought this was going to be easy." He said "The current policy is growing the insurgency and not diminishing it." What are you responding to? The voice in your head? Or do you always repeat back something differently than what was aksed, and pretend that that was the question?

She then explained this:

"I think the goal is to get the mission accomplished."

Gee, and here I thought that the mission WAS accomplished:

Yes, yes, I know: George only meant that this particular ship had accomplished this particular mission. Or maybe the crew decided on their own to place the banner there, and poor innocent George had nothing to do with it. Or maybe there's some OTHER post-fuckup rationalization that we haven't been given yet.

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