Friday, May 26, 2006

Miss Steaks

Answering question at a joint press conference, W and his poodle, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, acknowledged that the war in Iraq hasn't gone as smoothly as they had hoped. Not "smoothly?" Really? And other than that Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?

Bush said at the White House, "Despite setbacks and missteps, I strongly believe we did and are doing the right thing." A misstep is something that bad tango dancers do. What W and his council of yes-men and yes-Condi did can be summed up in a highly technical term - "screwed the pouch." W said he has learned not to use so much "tough talk" - saying Osama bin Laden was wanted "dead or alive" and challenging America's enemies to "bring it on." "I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner, you know," Bush said softly. W also said that as a result of the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison the U.S. has been paying for that for a long time. Well, not everyone since no one in the Defense Department lost their job.

Blair said the leaders did not accurately predict immense challenges such as the strength of the insurgency. "It should have been very obvious to us," the prime minister said. Blair added, "I think it's easy to go back over mistakes that we may have made, but the biggest reason why Iraq has been difficult is the determination by our opponents to defeat us." Maybe they just didn't get the Cheney memo about the U.S. being "greeted as liberators." Bush conceded that everything has not always gone as planned, especially after "liberation," but he insisted, "We've learned from our mistakes, adjusted our methods and have built on our successes."

After admitting mistakes W said that he made a mistake admitting those mistakes and that he wouldn't make that mistake again. Unless he was mistaken.

BONUS MEMORIAL DAY POSTING: I'm going to grill this weekend. Wish my guests luck. Also pray that my propane gas tank doesn't run out in the middle of the grilling otherwise I'll be particularly cranky when I see you here next tuesday. Adios.


Blogger Odysseus said...

"W also said that as a result of the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison the U.S. has been paying for that for a long time."

Yeah, from our tax money; that is to say it's a line item on an official buget somewhere. And we will continue to pay for it and other pet projects for a long time if W and his fun-loving, borrow and spend congressmen friends get their way.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get a spare tank - you need it to heat up the cache of pop tarts when the bird flu hits anyway

6:04 AM  

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