April 25, 2007

Also, freedom is slavery.

Posted in Conservatives, Government, Politics at 10:05 pm by The Lizard Queen

I was struck by the cognitive dissonance evident in the following Bush quote, from a speech he made this morning (hat tip to Crooks and Liars):

Last November, the American people said they were frustrated and wanted a change in our strategy in Iraq. I listened. Today, General David Petraeus is carrying out a strategy that is dramatically different from our previous course. The American people did not vote for failure, and that is precisely what the Democratic leadership’s bill would guarantee.

Um, except that we sorta voted in that same Democratic leadership! How on earth can someone translate the results of the November 2006 election into a mandate for more troops in Iraq for an unlimited period of time?

Oh, but there’s more. This is from an article released yesterday (hat tip to… er, well, Crooks and Liars):

Extended overseas deployments affecting soldiers serving in Afghanistan and other locales overseen by U.S. Central Command should help to alleviate the stress on the Army, a senior U.S. officer in Afghanistan told Pentagon reporters today.

“I’m absolutely confident that that’s going to work and that’ll manage the pressure and the stress on the force,” Army Col. Martin Schweitzer, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, said during a satellite-carried news conference.

Longer tours… means… less stress… Riiiight…

I really don’t understand what’s going on in these people’s brains.


1 Comment »

  1. luaphacim said,

    We have never been at war with our great friends, the nation of Eurasia. Death to Eastasia!

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