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Over at Outside the Tent, clifburns reports that it’s time to put up a Mission Accomplished sign for Bob Dole’s quest to become even more pathetic:

So, says Bob Dole to himself, “It’s time to get back in the game again.” And how does a faded Republicanist get back in the game? Why — you guessed it — by making stuff up. First, Bob made up the miracle of the bloodless shrapnel wound. And yesterday he made up a story about how those Michael Moore wannabes and shadowy surrender monkeys at MoveOn have run a commercial showing an American soldier “surrendering” in Iraq.

Umm, Bob, have you actually watched the commercial or are you just taking Ed Gillespie’s word for it? Have Libby show it to you on her laptop if you can’t figure out how to work your own — laptop, that is. The commercial shows a soldier struggling as he is swallowed up in a sand hole, while the narrator says “George Bush got us into this quagmire and it will take another President to get us out.” Doesn’t much look like a surrender to me.

Uncle Stinky Meat Horn Head quotes the UPI’s analysis of the DOD’s math skills:

NEW YORK (UPI) Nearly 17,000 service members medically evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan are absent from public Pentagon casualty reports commonly cited by newspapers, according to military data reviewed by United Press International. Most don’t fit the definition of casualties, according to the Pentagon, but a veterans’ advocate said they should all be counted. […]

In a statement Wednesday, the Pentagon gave a different definition that included casualty descriptions by severity and type and said most medical evacuations did not count. “The great majority of service members medically evacuated from Operation Iraqi Freedom are not casualties, by either Department of Defense definitions or the common understanding of the average newspaper reader.”

No More Mister Nice Blog has the great adventures of private schools going bankrupt and what happens to their students, as well as a chart on differences in coverage of Kerry & Bush during the conventions.

Over at xpat.org, Yamantaka seems to have gone insane:

And they interview an Islamofacist sympathizing ‘academic’ by the name of W. Andrew Terrill, professor at the Army War College’s strategic studies institute and so-called ‘Iraq expert’ smarty-pants: “I don’t think that you can kill the insurgency”.

Another liberal candy-ass! Where do they dig-up these flag-burning pinko zanies?!

Finally, from earlier this week the incomparable uggabugga unspins Bob Woodard’s attempt to give Bush credit for, well, not much of anything:

MR. WOODWARD: “One of the common themes you find in talking to people in the White House and in the government here at all levels is, if you want to understand Bush, look at this decision. It defines him, and he knows that. What interests me, from the point of view of our business, the news media, is we have not found a way–we know how Bush operated. I mean, to his credit, he was willing to sit for three and a half hours and answer questions about how and why he made these decisions. We have not found a way to go to the political opponent, Senator Kerry, and say, “How would you deal with these things?” Not with sound bites, but in a long, detailed excavation of how John Kerry would be commander in chief. That’s the missing piece in this political campaign.”

The “three and a half hours” Woodward is referring to is the Cheney-accompanied, secret, no-transcript, long-resisted, initially-only-agreeing-to-meet-with-the-two-chairmen, accompanied by two White House lawyers, and not-under-oath interview. Which Bush finally sat down for, “to his credit”.


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uh….I think the nickname is “liddy” not “libby”. (Unless W has changed it of course, and in that case my apologies)


Yep, it is Liddy. Either my typing skills were wanting or I was thinking of “Scooter” Libby. Come to think of it, if you put a wig on Scooter, not only would Scooter be a dead ringer for Liddy, but he would also scare young children to death. In fact, I am going to photoshop a wig onto Scooter and post the result.


I know I should comment this on ugga, and I will I guess, but I read it here first: Woodward is *actually* referring to the three and a half hour interview that Bush gave Woodward for his book “Plan of Attack.” Having apparently spoken to everyong who works in the white house down to the interns, Woodward got a few hours to pore over Bush’s decisionmaking process with the man. I don’t know whether Bush was babysat by anyone during the interview.


I don’t know whatever motivated young Judson to study at such a bastion of pinko-hood as Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. No wonder he became disgusted at such an ultra-left institution.


Waaah! No mention of me? I even did a thought on “Volksgemeinschaft” (nice German term, eh?), hoping it would provide some intellectual discussion.

Oh well, maybe I’ll start blogwhoring over at the Dark Window (sigh; I’ve been reduced to this.)


What Sara said. Except I said it over at uggabugga. The context makes it clear he can’t be referring to the 9/11 commission, since the “news media” had hardly any access to Bush’s psuedo-testimony, and certainly not 3.5 hours worth.


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