Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Thank You Ms. Rice

“And the final thing I want to say is I know that a lot’s going on in Washington and that you’re hearing it. A lot’s going on because we are a great democracy. And people have their views and they’re going to express them. And some do not think that this was the right war to fight, and others think that we in the Administration haven’t fought this war quite right. By the way, all of them know that the sacrifice and the labor of our men and women here has been honorable. And so when you hear the criticism of the war or the criticism of the President or of me or of anybody else, I do want you to know that to a person at home, your honor and your sacrifice and your labor is appreciated. People know what you’re doing and it’s appreciated across the board. I don’t care what people think of the policies; it’s appreciated across the board.”
-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice,during a speech to a gathering of military personnel during her surprise visit this past weekend to Baghdad

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t this quote contridict every damn thing the White House had been saying for days weeks months???

I believe it does.

In fact… I seem to remember this administration oftentimes saying that a debate on Iraq policy would be “detrimental from the standpoint of the troops” and would hurt morale…

Apparently Condi never received that memo… meaning that she’s in for a toungue bath lashing from Dubya…

And while we’re on the subject of missing memos, it should also be noted that Ms. Rice’s statement echos those of Joint Chiefs Chairman General Peter Pace, who has gone on record as saying that all U.S. troops understand that the debate is being carried out by “patriotic people who care about them and who care about their mission.”

If these two believe that… than what the hell is the problem with the rest of this administration?

Maybe the reason the administration doesn’t think someone can think two things at once is because they’re taking their cues from a man who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, much less have two thoughts in his head at one time.

If only Bush could buy himself a clue…

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