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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Jon Carry Wanna-Be Stolz Rambles





I guess political aspirants get a little lunk-headed after a while. Four months In Country will do that, I suppose...

Huff and Puff Leftinistra Rag...

Too bad for Jonny Boy, being on the wrong end of the pungie stick all for political aspirations. Did Buzz Patterson really trounce him into a blithering toad...like Murtha?

Here IT is, yammering on about the GAO that has ALREADY been debunked and exposed prior to the release, after being "leaked" for political reasons. Gee. I wonder why that is and why it was "leaked" in this particular timeframe. Gee. Could it be that "they" know "they" have lost Their War?

Could it be that "they" know that "they" have lost the hearts and minds of True Patriots with all of their known-to-be-bull rhetoric? Could it be that "they" see the Conservative Tsunami cresting and "they" cannot escape?

Could it be that since Jonny Boy has been running ITSELF ragged all over tarnation to jostle for a possible political stake in somebody's back pocket that IT has lost touch with what is reality and what is the Twilight Zone of Obscurity?

Come on, Jonny Boy. Pull your head out. It has just GOTTA stink in there!

OH! WAIT! This JUST hot off the presses!

The NY Slimes is reporting on something that everybody knows already. There must not be any secrets they can disclose to the enemy.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 — As Congress reopened for business on Tuesday, the Democratic leadership promised to force a change in President Bush’s war strategy, and lawmakers maneuvered to frame the debate over Iraq ahead of reports next week by Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker.

“Many of my Republican friends have long held September as the month for the policy change in Iraq,” Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader, said in his opening speech on the Senate floor. “It’s September.”

“The calendar hasn’t changed,” he said. “It’s time to make a decision. We can’t continue the way we are.”

Really, ReidCo? How about accepting your losses, pony up to the bar, admit you were/are playing political football with our troops, my son being one of them, confessing your misdeeds and mistakes, thereby regaining some self-dignity. Lord knows and, so do you, that YOU have the lowest approval ratings in the history of this nation.

And here is the Big Story...must be a slow day...

In a hearing later in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, war critics seized on a new report by the Government Accountability Office showing virtually no political progress by the Iraqi government as the latest evidence that the president’s military strategy was failing.

It is too soon to say how far either side in the deeply divided Congress is willing to bend, and the hearing before the Senate committee, which is not as sharply partisan as the full Senate, offered few clues.

In the words of Charlie Brown, "AAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGG!"

And there ya have it. As an email conversation went along;

Friend One:Listening to the headline news broadcast in the car this evening I could have sworn they said that the surge is working, but then in the same sentence without taking a breath they started in about how the Iraqi government hasn't met "x" number of objectives.

These are 2 entirely separate issues, why did the news media act like it was all just one?

Am I making any sense?


Snooper:They MUST make it sound like a package deal.

They will NOT accept that a military victory MUST come before a political solution can be viable.

You have witnessed the Spin Machine Churning.


Friend Two:Exactly so. They have to project it that way or admit that Bush is right.

That right there is what this GAO crap is ALL about. Nothing more. Nothing less. Distraction.


And CONgress wonders why they are such an international embarrassment.

[Update- Spree] Snooper asked me to post this as an update:

Cross posted from Wake up America


Flash back to July here:
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The handy dandy graph above shows 8 areas of satisfactory progress, 7 areas of unsatisfactory progress, mixed on 2 areas and 2 areas which it says it is too early to determine.

That was July's Initial Benchmark Assessment Report.

Fast forward to today, it seems that Congress has once again leaked information, this time to Wapo, from a report issued by GAO, and agency that by their own words, "works for Congress", a Democratically controlled congress at the moment, and this leaked report states that only three of the benchmarks have been met.

Once again, we have Congress leaking a report to counter the news that their own politicians returning from Iraq are telling the American people.

So, the question ends up being, do we listen to the commanders on the ground? Do we listen to the multitude of people, mostly Democratic politicians that are returning from Iraq saying their is real progress? Do we listen to the troops in what they are telling us about conditions on the ground?

Or do we listen to a report that no one has access to and we only have Wapo's word on what it says because it hasn't been officially released yet, from an Agency that works for Congress?

The left side of the blogosphere and news organizations are jumping all over this story, but where is the GAO report?

No one has access to it to see what it really says, just Wapo's interpretation of the report.

Most striking is what everyone is ignoring about this Wapo article:

The strikingly negative GAO draft, which will be delivered to Congress in final form on Tuesday, comes as the White House prepares to deliver its own new benchmark report in the second week of September, along with congressional testimony from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker. They are expected to describe significant security improvements and offer at least some promise for political reconciliation in Iraq.

[...]

A GAO spokesman declined to comment on the report before it is released. The 69-page draft, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, is still undergoing review at the Defense Department, which may ask that parts of it be classified....


The part that is bolded.

This report was leaked preemptively to try to counter the good news militarily and politically coming from Iraq, and I haven't seen anyone asking the serious question about who leaked a report that the Defense Department has not had time to strike anything that may be classified, to a newspaper?

Once again, the big story is being glossed over.

Political posturing and deliberately trying to preempt the report General Petraeus is to give, trying to counter the news the American people are seeing showing progress, trumps our national security for whoever leaked the report.

Funny how the big story of the day is a report no one has access to, leaked to a newspaper before classified material could be removed and written by an agency that works for Congress.

Sorry folks, but I think I will wait for this report to be released in full and until General Petraeus, the man in charge on the ground in Iraq has made his reports before making those types of determinations.

Then again, those that this report was aimed at, certainly jumped on it fast without asking any of the above questions.

[Update] As predicted the Pentagon disputes the report, once again, leaked information from a report that isn't factually finished, isn't really news at all, except to those trying to use it for a political purpose.

[End update]

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