Monday, December 19, 2005

'Iraq's Looking Good,' Cheney Tells U.S. Troops

"Well, Iraq's looking good," Cheney replied. "We've turned the corner. I think when we look back from 10 years hence, we'll see that the year '05 was in fact a watershed year here in Iraq."
emphasis mine

Wow, did he actually say that with a straight face? Someone should put together a list of all the corners we've turned, then maybe we can get an idea of how many corners there actually are in Iraq. Anyway, it takes a lot of balls to say something like that at this point. And how does no one ask him the obvious follow-up about how many corners there are?

I also heard Bush said that we're "tightening the noose" which I wondered if it was anything like "last throes" and how many of these useless comments that are obviously not backed up by any objective reality that these guys can make before they are held accountable for this mess.

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4 comments:

Robert Bayn said...

Car bombins, terrorist, citys destroyed, still working on water and electricity in most of the country, yup its looking great!

MDC said...

The only way we can be turning that many corners is if we are lost in a maze.

Me4Prez said...

I was in the Army, he should have said how long 10 years hence is.

AlanDownunder said...

"Last throes" then, "turned the corner" now. That's what I call progress.

Extrapolating, it'll be "finely balanced" in a month or so, an "uphill battle" within a year and a "hopeless cause" within 18 months.

As neocon pin-up, Winston Churchill, once remarked: "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing -- after exhausting all alternatives".