General “MisleadUs” Doesn’t Quite Have the Same Ring

Turns out another body counter seems to have a problem with General Petraeus’ numbers and graphs. This time its those derned liberals in the Pentagon – Think Progress has the full story and – uhm, how do you say it civilly – the “contradictory” graphs. Also, and even...

Hello Reality, We Missed You

Last week, Gen. Petraeus and Amb. Crocker delivered their report to Congress, resulting in a major primetime speech from the President that, surprise surprise, the “surge” was such a great success that we would be able to bring back home 5,700 troops in the coming months, but not so great of a...

Off The Reservation

One wonders which Alan Greenspan bombshell will provide more ammunition for right wing character assassins – claiming Iraq really was about the crude, dude; or “harshly criticising George W Bush for ‘abandoning fiscal constraint’ and praising Bill Clinton’s anti-deficit...

Quote(s) of the Day: “General David Petraeus was the trick pony. George W. Bush was the wonder dog. What a show.”

Have been uber-busy this past week and haven’t done nearly as much reading as I usually would, so I initially missed this spot-on post by Marc Cooper re: this past week’s Congressional Kabuki. Worth reading in its entirety, but for me this is the money quote (after the fold): The Democrats...

Slacker Friday: Lipstick On A Pig

After the fold, various tidbits from around the interwebs William K. Wolfrum modestly outlines the US military’s new image-buffing promotional strategy intended to counter ongoing recruiting woes, the dishonourable shilling unfair maligning of a...

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