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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 @ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3549-200...

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


--MAB
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