Alert!!!! Actually, two ALERTS!!!
First, we are tentatively scheduling a LIVE CHAT with Cliff (live in person!) tomorrow night (Friday) at 9p EST. It will be on the Gabbly (Here). Stock up on cheetos & box wine!
'Surge' Replaced by 'Petraeus Mission'
Senate Republicans, led as always by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are now trying to substitute the phrase "Petraeus mission" for the word "surge" when describing President Bush's decision to send at least 21,000 more U.S. combat troops to Iraq. This is a reference to General David Petraeus, the new commander of U.S. ground forces in Iraq and a the Army's priemer counter-insurgency specialist,
A senior GOP aide laughed when asked about the change, saying "We have to do something to get away from the word 'surge."" When reminded that this was a term that derived in the Bush White House, the aide said that "Petraeus mission is more accurate, sounds better, and humanizes the whole thing. Who can be against Petraeus?"
Now, most of you know how to do "drinking games" and while interesting doesn't seem terribly practical in this case since you KNOW all we're going to be hearing for the next month is "Petraeus Mission" this and "Mission of Petreus" that. (Don't forget Bush mangling the Spanish language version, "Misión De Petraeus".)
No, instead of drinking, let's LAUGH. Long and hard and LOUD.
Tell these jokers, "It doesn't matter what you call it, it doesn't matter if you called it the "Churchill Holy Cross MacArthur Macho Jesus Pass Happening".
It's a SURGE, and ESCALATION of real blood men and women that are going to die for your arrogance.
Then walk away.