Monday, October 16, 2006



I know it seems like today is Tony Snow day, but when someone says something as painful as what Snow said today during his daily press conference, I just have to stand up and yell foul. The offense (via Think Progress):

During today’s White House press conference, Tony Snow was asked a simple question about Iraq: “Are we winning?” Here was Snow’s response:

QUESTION: Just a simple question: Are we winning?

SNOW: We’re making progress. I don’t know. How do you define winning?
The fact is, in taking on the war on terror — no, let me put it this way: The president’s made it obvious we’re going to win. And that means ultimately providing an Iraq that is safe, secure and an ally in the war on terror. And at any given time, as you’ve seen in previous wars, there are going to be spikes in violence.

'How do you defining winning?' What the hell kind of question is that? I mean, aren't you the ones who are supposed to have the answers to that all-important question. Of course, it's been quite obvious over the last 40+ months that this administration really has no idea what it's doing as the only plan they seem comfortable with its disastrous "Stay the Course" policy.

Further, how exactly has Bush "made it obvious we're going to win"? What exactly has he done that should fill the American public with warm feelings in regards to the stupendous disaster that is Iraq? Let me share with you something that is obvious - at around 5pm I am going to sit down and have dinner with my wife and daughter. Why is this obvious? Because steps have already been put in place to have dinner ready at that time. What steps have this administration taken to make it obvious that we are going to win in Iraq and in the larger "War on Terrah"?

All this nonsense is indicative of much of what is wrong with Bush and his gang; they'll talk a good game but when it comes to a substantive understanding of the challenges facing this nation, they're completely clueless. This nation deserves better than this collection of stuffed shirts who spin the most dire of issues into cute little soundbytes.

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