Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fact-Checking Der Monkey Fuehrer

Jeez, it didn't take very long, but Editor & Publisher already has a fact-check page, compiled by the Associated Press, of the litany of outright lies, misstatements and plain old spin in Baby Doc's speech.

For example:

"Anbar province is a good example of how our strategy is working," Bush said, noting that just last year U.S. intelligence analysts had written off the Sunni area as "lost to al-Qaida."
Early Thursday, the most prominent figure in a U.S.-backed revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaida in Iraq was killed by a bomb planted near his home.
The killing of a chief Anbar ally hours before Bush spoke showed the tenuous and changeable nature of success in Anbar and Iraq at large.
The list goes on and on, in a sad and frightening reminder of just how out of touch with reality the president really is.

Which is why I am still supporting impeaching the whole sorry lot of them, before they stumble is into yet another war of Empire, this time against Iran.