Bomp. Bomp. Bomp.

The latest talking point from the Surge Deniers has been along the lines of…….

“But, but, but, there has been no political progress from the Iraqi government.”

Heh™. Another one bites the dust…

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2007 – President Bush today praised Iraqi leaders for an agreement that will allow former low-level Baath Party officials to serve in the Iraqi government.

The agreement helps meet one of the specific benchmarks set by U.S. legislators and shows progress in the political arena, Bush said during a stop at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M.

Iraqi President Jalal Talibani; Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki; Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi; Vice President Adil Abd al-Mahdi; and Massoud Barzani, president of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, hammered out the agreement and announced the breakthrough yesterday in Baghdad. The agreement still must pass the Iraqi parliament, but U.S. officials are hopeful for its success, since the men represent the largest sects in Iraq. source

Now, you didn’t find this in any MSM news outlet, did you? I wonder why that is?



How to be an outstanding Democrat

Coz sends this How-to guide for becoming an effective member of the reality-based community:

22 Ways (to be an outstanding democrat)

1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.
2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.
3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Chinese and North Korean communists.
4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.
5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical documented changes in the earth’s climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV’s.
6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.
7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.
8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can’t teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.




9. You have to believe that hunters don’t care about nature, but loony activists who have never been outside of San Francisco do.
10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.
11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make The Passion of the Christ for financial gain only.
12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.
13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.
14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Thomas Edison & A. G. Bell.
15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.
16. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and is a very nice person.
17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried is because the right people haven’t been in charge.
18. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.
19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
20. You have to believe that illegal Democratic Party funding by the Chinese Government is somehow in the best interest of the United States.
21. You have to believe that this message is a part of vast, right wing conspiracy.
22. You have to believe that it’s okay to give Federal workers Christmas Day off but it’s not okay to say ‘Merry Christmas.’

Two steps forward, one step back

Even as the surge continues to produce impressive results in Bagdhad, Diyala, and Anbar, the withdrawal of British forces in Basra is not producing similar results.

No big surprise, there. But, anyone who thinks the Pelosi-Reid Surrender plan will produce positive results should understand that in the absence of coalition power, others will fill the vacuum. A concerted effort to oust the Mahdi army, and take out Mookie will have to wait for now, but I would not be surprised to see it in the Spring of 2008.

From The Scotsman:

SHIITE militiamen from the Mahdi Army took over the police joint command centre in Basra yesterday as UK soldiers withdrew from the facility and handed control to Iraqi police.

Police left the building when the militiamen, loyal to anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, arrived, witnesses said.

Last night, the MoD disputed the reports, saying it had been in contact with the Iraqi general in charge of security in Basra, who said the Mahdi Army was not there. But witnesses said the Mahdi Army emptied the building in early evening – taking generators, computers, furniture and cars – and remained there.

The British Army had maintained a small number of soldiers at the command centre to help train Iraqi police. However, the British withdrew on Saturday night “in the framework of the plan for the handover” to Iraqi control of British positions in the city, said UK spokesman Major Matthew Bird.

Gonzo has resigned

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, ending a monthslong standoff with critics over the botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firings of U.S. attorneys, officials said Monday.

The likely temporary replacement for Gonzales is Solicitor General Paul Clement, who would take over until a permanent replacement is found, according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Justice Department planned a news conference for 10:30 a.m. EDT,in Washington. President Bush was expected to discuss Gonzales’ departure – first reported on The New York Times’ Web site – at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, before leaving on a trip to western states.

source

Meanwhile, the largest campaign fraud in the history of the Republic remains unreported by the MSM………
The Congressional Swamp remains undrained, and approval ratings for the Pelosi-Reid Surrender Caucus sinks to historic lows….
Politics—I love this game!

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