The Commander Guy has decided that betraying your country and severely compromising our national security is no big deal and let’s just call it a day, he’s tired of hearing about, For First Time, President Acknowledges Role of an Administration Official in Leak of CIA Operative
Bush did not discuss his reasoning in depth yesterday. “It’s been a tough issue for a lot of people in the White House, and it’s run its course and now we’re going to move on,” he said.
Liberal as in fair minded and accurate. No one can accuse ABC and Jake Tapper of either fair or accurate today, ABC Hit Piece On Reid Embraced By Right Wing
While I was over at Think Progress reading the post on Tapper’s hackery I followed this link to a report by the Center for American Progress, Reclaiming Control of U.S. Security in the Middle East
The current Iraq strategy is exactly what Al Qaeda wants—the United States distracted and pinned down by Iraq’s internal conflicts and trapped in a quagmire that has become the perfect rallying cry and recruitment tool for Al Qaeda. The United States has no good options given the strategic and tactical mistakes made on Iraq since 2002, but simply staying the course with an indefinite military presence is not advancing U.S. interests.
Instead, the United States must reset its strategy by looking beyond the deteriorating situation in Iraq in order to counter the threat from global terrorist groups and ensure stability in the entire Middle East and Gulf region. To do this, we need to develop a new overall Middle East strategy, not just a series of tactics focused heavily on Iraq. Retired Marine Corps General John Sheehan succinctly identified the main problem when turning down the Bush administration’s offer to serve as the White House “czar” for Iraq and Afghanistan:
“What I found in discussions with current and former members of this administration is that there is no agreed-upon strategic view of the Iraq problem or the region … the current Washington decision-making process lacks a linkage to a broader view of the region and how the parts fit together strategically.”
No one likes to click the links, but American Progress’s study refutes much of the Conservative spin that seems to dominate the TV airwaves. If Mr. Tapper and ABC ever become interested in a more accurate point by point description of a moderate sane view of the situation in Iraq there are contacts for American Progress at the bottom of the report. Yes ABC if you give a truly balanced picture of the current Iraq debacle you’ll get some hate mail and threats from the rabid Right, but that flack comes with the job of being responsible and fair in coverage of important issues. Tapper could benefit in that he can show he can have a little give and take with something other then paper tigers of his own invention.
This is probably causing Bush and Joe Lieberman fits. Taking away the cornerstone of the bomb Iran before its too late movement, Iran agrees to U.N. nuclear inspection
A comment a TPM reader left was promoted to the front page, Having It Both Ways
I may have missed any commentary on this, but no one seems to be pointing out that Bush spent the whole press conference say we are fighting Al Queda, then concluded by disagreeing that Al Queda is stronger then it was in 2001. In 2001, they highjacked four airliners using box cutters and today, according to administration spin, they have the entire United States Army bogged down! How do people sit there and not start laughing, I don’t know.
Great common sense, but the problem is common sense is wasted on the Right. They don’t care if they contradict themselves every other day. The whole idea is to create noise and from the noise enough confusion and contention they get a good segment of the American people to throw up their hands in disgust and give up.
Bugs Bunny: Daff never misses a cue.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)