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...

The Full Bush Blitz

Last night, the President of the United States addressed the nation.  He did so on the premise that based on the advice of commanders on the ground, specifically that of General David Petraeus, he was going to make his final decision on what to do in Iraq.  I liveblogged the speech here, and you can catch a...

‘4 Star Credibility’

Bloomberg’s headline says it all: ‘Petraeus’ Credibility Buys Bush Extra Time For Iraq Strategy’ And the rave reviews are in from “the two groups of lawmakers whose support Bush needs to keep his strategy going: wavering Republicans and a small band of supportive...

Progress Unspun

It has been a tough few weeks for we Defeatocrats.  Those of us who are wishing so much for utter failure in Iraq and the complete destruction of our troops have found little to cheer about lately as first military progress started to rear its ugly head in the country we liberated.  Then, just as we tried...