Saturday, September 03, 2005

Further Stomp and Whipsong
An analysis piece by the AP's Ron Fournier is going to be in dozens of newspapers around the country this weekend. The lead is as follows:
The Iraqi insurgency is in its last throes. The economy is booming. Anybody who leaks a CIA agent's identity will be fired. Add another piece of White House rhetoric that doesn't match the public's view of reality: Help is on the way, Gulf Coast.

As New Orleans descended into anarchy, top Bush administration officials congratulated each other for jobs well done and spoke of water, food and troops pouring into the ravaged city. Television pictures told a different story.

"What it reminded me of the other day is 'Baghdad Bob' saying there are no Americans at the airport," said Rich Galen, a Republican consultant in Washington.
That's exactly what it is. Baghdad Bob has called his office, and it turns out to be the Oval Office.

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