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markbark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:17 PM
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Ellen Goodman in WashPost. Drip, Drip, Drip
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Quoth the pundit:
Sunday night we saw a sober president admitting that the scenario of swift victory in Iraq was far too rosy. This was no flight deck photo op. The "Mission Accomplished" speech of May has become the "Mission Prolonged" speech of September -- with an $87 billion price tag.

But repeatedly, deliberately, the president connected the dots between Sept. 11 and the war in Iraq. Since "those deadly attacks on our country," he said, "we have carried the fight to the enemy." "For America," he said, "there will be no going back to the era before Sept. 11 -- to false comfort in a dangerous world." And finally, he told Americans that we are fighting the enemy today, "so that we do not meet him again on our own streets in our own cities."

The trouble is that the dots he connected are cartoon bubbles drawn by the White House and its speechmakers.

The whole shebang @

The mainstream grumblings are picking up steam. Watch for the BFEE derailment soon.

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  -Ellen Goodman in WashPost. Drip, Drip, Drip markbark  Sep-14-03 04:17 PM   #0 
  - "Sober president"!  Newsjock   Sep-14-03 04:34 PM   #1 
  - Good for her for exposing the lie, but why aren't the Democrats?  joeybee12   Sep-14-03 04:35 PM   #2 
  - one powerful statement  MasonJar   Sep-14-03 04:36 PM   #3 
  - They won't read it with an open mind, because...  Martin Eden   Sep-14-03 09:20 PM   #10 
  - Thanks for a great article. It should be front page headlines.  Kerryfan   Sep-14-03 04:50 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for posting this link  gristy   Sep-14-03 05:04 PM   #7 
     - Your very welcome. Josh is the first person I visit in the morning  Kerryfan   Sep-14-03 07:08 PM   #9 
     - Here's another from Josh Marshall:  Martin Eden   Sep-14-03 09:32 PM   # 
     - Here's abother from Josh Marshall:  Martin Eden   Sep-14-03 09:32 PM   #11 
     - Here's abother from Josh Marshall:  Martin Eden   Sep-14-03 09:32 PM   #12 
  - "so that we do not meet him (the enemy) again in our own cities."  meti57b   Sep-14-03 04:53 PM   #5 
  - tee hee hee  liberalnproud   Sep-14-03 10:13 PM   #13 
  - Yes, she speaks the truth...  Rowdyboy   Sep-14-03 04:54 PM   #6 
  - Wow, spot on!  scarletwoman   Sep-14-03 06:02 PM   #8 

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