On this day in history…

Well, three years since our fearless leader decided to start a land war in Asia. On this anniversary, we have an editorial by Donald Rumsfeld demonstrating that he really has no idea of what’s going on around him (and is somehow still capable of confusing elections with democracy); an editorial by George Will showing that he does; and remarks by our President and Vice President where it’s hard to tell if we’re dealing with willful ignorance or congenital idiocy.

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Published in: on March 19, 2006 at 16:04  Comments (4)  
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  1. In the Times article, Cheney uses a telling turn of phrase:

    “I think the assessment that we get from Gen. George Casey, who’s our man commanding in Iraq, from Zal Khalilzad, the ambassador, from John Abizaid, who is the general in charge of Central Command, doesn’t square with that,” Mr. Cheney said in an interview with the CBS News program “Face the Nation.”

    Maybe this is just me being overly pedantic, but that’s a curious possessive construction. He’s not “our commander” or “our commanding officer”, but our man, who happens to be commanding.

  2. In the Times article, Cheney uses a telling turn of phrase:

    “I think the assessment that we get from Gen. George Casey, who’s our man commanding in Iraq, from Zal Khalilzad, the ambassador, from John Abizaid, who is the general in charge of Central Command, doesn’t square with that,” Mr. Cheney said in an interview with the CBS News program “Face the Nation.”

    Maybe this is just me being overly pedantic, but that’s a curious possessive construction. He’s not “our commander” or “our commanding officer”, but our man, who happens to be commanding.

  3. “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha -“

  4. “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha -“


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