Sunday, September 9, 2007
Ahead of the curve
So, the reassessments of the reassessments are already underway, and we don't even have the report from top Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus yet! Today, senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) went on ABC television's This Week with George Stephanopolous to disagree about the meaning of the report that hasn't been officially released. They already know what is says while we, the people who paying for it, don't have a clue. If what's already in the press is accurate, Petraeus will recommend continuing current policy in Iraq when he appears before Congress tomorrow. Kerry, who lost the presidency to Bush in 2004, said the most important thing in Iraq was political reconciliation between the often violent factions competing for power while McCain, whose campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is foundering, said he believes Petraeus is on the right track with the troop surge in Iraq. Why won't anyone say the truth? Sad as it is to say, the biggest problem for the American people is figuring out who to believe. Of course, that doesn't have to be a problem. We already know the Bush administration is untrustworthy. On a related note, I see that Laura Bush, the president's wife, had elective surgery yesterday to fix a neck problem. Yes, elective surgery. That's the term I've always used for the Supreme Court's decision upholding George W. Bush's victory in the 2000 election.