Friday, July 13, 2007

Iraqi Parliament is a Complete Joke

Well our troops are going to continue to try and provide security so that a political reconciliation can occur. The only problem is that the politicians are going on vacation:
The White House on Friday appeared resigned to the fact that the Iraqi parliament is going to take August off, even though it has just eight weeks to show progress on military, political and economic benchmarks prescribed by the United States.

"My understanding is at this juncture they're going to take August off, but, you know, they may change their minds," White House press secretary Tony Snow said.

How can anyone support this surge with a straight face after this? If the Iraqi parliament won't even take their responsibilities seriously then we should certainly re-evaluate our priorities. And the excuse Tony Snow gives is so lame, so ridiculous that you won't even believe it:
"You know, it's 130 degrees in Baghdad in August," he said, sympathetically.

Snow was reminded that U.S. troops will be continuing to fight throughout August in the heat.

"You know, that's a good point," Snow said.

Awful jackass...


Parson said...

"You know, that's a good point," Snow said.

That's why he is such a great spokesman for Bush, they seem to think (or not think) alike.

Andy said...

In Bob Woodward's third book "State of Denial", Woodward quotes the following from George W. Bush:

"I will not withdraw (from Iraq) even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me."

Barney is President Bush's dog.

John Good said...

Jeff - You've received a "thinking blogger" award. =)