"I agree, I was spinning, so let me try and spin it completely another way: Please let the preznit continue to press on towards failure... It's our last-best chance to fail!"Ok... Maybe you should watch the Video and get the real quotes...
"One of the things you should conclude from this NIE is the best plan is to have this plan succeed."
What plan? Stay the fuckin' course? Puhleeeese... That is all the ESCALATION/surge really is.
And of course in the WaPo, Pincus and DeYoung lie the BIG LIE:
In a discussion of whether Iraq has reached a state of civil war, the 90-page classified NIE comes to no conclusion and holds out prospects of improvement.
Let's take another look at the declassified version of the NIE to compare:
*The Intelligence Community judges that the term “civil war” does not adequately capture the complexity of the conflict in Iraq, which includes extensive Shia-on-Shia violence, al-Qa’ida and Sunni insurgent attacks on Coalition forces, and widespread criminally motivated violence. Nonetheless, the term “civil war” accurately describes key elements of the Iraqi conflict, including the hardening of ethno-sectarian identities, a sea change in the character of the violence, ethno-sectarian mobilization, and population displacements.
*Nevertheless, even if violence is diminished, given the current winner-take-all attitude and sectarian animosities infecting the political scene, Iraqi leaders will be hard pressed to achieve sustained political reconciliation in the time frame of this Estimate.
Yeah... I think the NIE says Pincus is lying. I gave up reading the Pincus propaganda after I got to his second graph lie. It's like reading the thoughts of Bush, Lieberman or St. McCain. There is no point to it since they are all insane or liars or both.
The Rovian spin machine is cranking it up a notch.... We had better be ready to fight back.
[update] Billy-Willy Kristol seeps up from the Daily Muck:
When decadent neoconservatives lose political battles over the war, the results aren't pretty. The byline here reads Bill Kristol, but the words could very well have come from Shakespeare's Richard III (like, say, Act V, Scene IV):John Warner of Virginia, Gordon Smith of Oregon, and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine are the four Republican senators (in addition to Nebraska's Chuck Hagel) currently signed on to the Democrats' anti-surge, anti-Petraeus, anti-troops, and anti-victory resolution.
That's right: a nonbinding anti-surge resolution is an act against the troops.
Oh, and there's more. Kristol threatens dire political consequences to all anti-surge GOP senators...
It is another full-court press from all of the usual ass-kissing Bush hacks...