I almost jumped up and screamed then crumpled and wept when I read this in the newspaper this morning:
Happy happy joy joy! Things are going great in Iraq! "We're makin' progress," just like George Bush said in 2004, three years ago!
Data: Iraq violence down
WASHINGTON - The most comprehensive and up-to-date military statistics show that U.S. forces have made some headway toward a crucial goal of protecting the Iraqi population. Data on car bombs, suicide attacks, civilian casualties and other measures of the bloodshed in Iraq indicate that the violence has been on the decline, though the levels remain higher than in 2004 and 2005.
CURSES on the New York Times for their credulous line on the Bush Administration's outright lies on statistics.
More people are dying, and more soldiers are dying, and more and more will die as long as the United States military is an occupying force in Iraq.
(Iraqi shot by Americans)
So, I am fuming mad at the New York Times and Michael Gordon for taking on the LIES of the Bush Administration! Lies lies lies! There's nothing I hate more than lies.
My man Marlowe (and Marlon Brando as Kurtz in Apocalypse Now) says it better than me:
You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appalls me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies -- which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world -- what I want to forget. It makes me miserable and sick, like biting something rotten would do.
CURSES on this miserable war! America, how many times will you break my heart?