Friday, March 28, 2008

What is Bush smoking?

Posted By on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 9:57 AM

What are they smoking in the White House and where can I get some? No matter how many times reality threatens to derail the Bush administration's Fantasy Parade, the drum major himself just keeps on high-stepping his way to the bullshitters' hall of fame. You may have noticed that all hell has broken out in Iraq again. Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army now control parts of Baghdad, as well as the important, oil-drenched area around the port city of Basra. Iraqi troops are engaged in fierce gun battles -- along with American "advisers" and a buttload of U.S. airplanes and bombs, naturally -- to dislodge the Mahdis. Explosions are wreaking havoc in the capital, and insurgent rocket fire has so rocked the Green Zone that the State Department has told its embassy staff not to leave "reinforced structures" in the Zone until further notice.

So what does President Delusional do? He gives a speech about how "normalcy is returning" to Iraq, and how his superduper Surge has improved the country's security so much that political and economic progress are blooming there like flowers in April. Bush's crystal ball gazing was so rosy, I kept expecting him to announce the opening of a new Baghdad Mall with Macy's, Hot Topic and Chik-Fil-A as its first tenants -- and maybe a florist shop where Iraqis, who have certainly run out of rose petals to throw at U.S. soldiers' feet by now, can quickly re-stock.

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