Monday, May 01, 2006


Bush: Yet Another "Turning Point" in Iraq

As long as we don’t lose our sense of humor, we may survive this. Bush has announced, again, we’ve reached one of those major points in Iraq—the kind that sound so good, but usually evaporate in some sort of TNT-fuelled Hell.

And the twit had the chutzpah to announce it on the anniversary of the famed “padded basket in the flight suit speech” on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Hmm. I see I forgot to include the url for this: I was too busy laughing...

Bush Praises New Iraqi Leadership

By William Branigin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, May 1, 2006; 1:57 PM

President Bush today called the selection of Iraq's new leaders "a turning point" for the country and hailed their dedication to a "unified Iraq" with a government representing all its people.

After a meeting in the White House with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who briefed Bush this morning on their surprise joint trip to Iraq last week, the president said the country's new prime minister and other top officials are "more determined than ever to succeed."

But he indicated that the secretaries' assessment had not been entirely positive, and he predicted "more tough days ahead" in Iraq as U.S. and Iraqi government forces battle a tenacious insurgency.


His May Day comments came three years to the day after he stood on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln beneath a banner saying, "Mission Accomplished," and proclaimed, "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed."


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