March 24, 2006
United States President George W. Bush is facing the greatest test of his Administration: How do you say the same thing say thing you’ve been saying all along, and despite all evidence to the contrary, make it seem like something new? For Mr. Bush, the answer seems to be, as always, “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on the affirmative and don’t mess with Mr. In Between.”
While it’s true that after three full years of escalating insurgency, more than two thousand American and possibly more than one hundred thousand Iraqi deaths, hundreds of billions of dollars and the near total loss of any goodwill he possessed from the world in general and Americans in particular, Mr. Bush has begun to acknowledge some “set backs”, he also said that for every one of those setbacks there are positive signs of progress. If this is true, then given the level of attacks, kidnappings, bombings, snipings (sic), not to mention the hatred and deep suspicion that our occupation of Iraq and our whole Middle East policy has engendered, Iraq must be doing great.
If Iraq is doing so well, perhaps Mr. Bush should go there for an extended visit