Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mitch Messes With The Facts On Al-Anbar

Mitch McConnell expressed his view on the Senate floor this week that the situation in Iraq is improving, calling al-Anbar “a stunning success.” Not only that, Mitch claimed that “everyone agrees.” Maybe Mitch is following the lead of his fellow Senator Jim Bunning (who proudly noted in his 2004 reelection campaign that he doesn’t read the newspaper) and missed headlines in the past few weeks such as:

“Five members of the U.S. military were killed in Baghdad and the western province of al-Anbar yesterday.”

Maybe Mitch was simply ignoring the June 25th bombing that killed 12 people, including 5 sheiks after a new alliance in al-Anbar was announced:

The early afternoon attack risked derailing an emerging alliance between Sunni tribal leaders in long-restive Anbar province and the country’s Shia majority a day after key negotiations to formalize their relationship with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government.

Either Mitch seems to sharing his good friend Jim Bunning’s reliance on Faux News as his sole media outlet or he is simply making things up.


At 11:34 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Or he's just finally succumbed to the rot taking over his brain.

At 11:47 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

They just lie and lie and lie anymore. Not even any attempts by these warwhores to merely exaggerate or allude to a position.

Why??? Because we let them. For many years. Our media is too afraid to question blatant lies by the cheerleaders of the administration and they wholly rely on the ignorance and obliviousness of their constituents and the listeners of winger radio and Fox News. They know that, not only will they not get called out by a complacent media, the people to whom they speak are pegged as too stupid to fact check and can be relied upon to spread their blatant lies.


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