Friday, December 08, 2006
Up in the Clouds
Donald Rumsfeld, in an emotional farewell to Pentagon staff, made his case that the situation in Iraq is not as bad as it was painted by the press:
Every time there’s a bomb going off in Baghdad, you’d think the whole country’s aflame. But you fly over it, and that’s just simply not the case.
And he remains in denial. He continues to whistle past the graveyard. He still insists that the United States could succeed in Iraq, "but only if we have the patience and only if we have the staying power."
Wow, that might be the most egregious example of a strawman I've ever seen. Classic stuff.