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Last week, Gen. David Petraeus alleged a 75 percent reduction in "sectarian violence" in Iraq and is expected to say the same before Congress. In contrast, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office recently reported that daily attacks in Iraq have "remained unchanged" throughout the escalation.
The Washington Post.com....
Others who have looked at the full range of U.S. government statistics on violence, however, accuse the military of cherry-picking positive indicators and caution that the numbers -- most of which are classified -- are often confusing and contradictory. "Let's just say that there are several different sources within the administration on violence, and those sources do not agree," Comptroller General David Walker told Congress on Tuesday in releasing a new Government Accountability Office report on Iraq. Link
For a second there, I thought we were back in early 2003 arguing about WMD and all that stuff.
Perhaps this is Bush's White House giving the American people an object lesson in how the whole Iraq cock-up got started in the first place. I mean, intelligence is meant to be interpreted, right?
And I especially liked this....
...according to one senior intelligence official in Washington. "If a bullet went through the back of the head, it's sectarian," the official said. "If it went through the front, it's criminal."
Do you think, either way, the "shot in the head" guys are, like, still dead?
Look at the length and depth these evil people will go to in order to allow BoyKing to have his way. Rather than accept reality, these folks expend endless hours and energy to fabricate the impossible and the untrue, all so the Decider doesn't have to admit that he has f**ked up, big time.
The entire country has turned into a petulant child enabler.