Thursday, January 11, 2007


It's "Augmentation," Not "Escalation." This week, anyhow...

Condi Rice comes up with new synonym for “escalation.” And this should make the two-tongued world wrestler dictionary within hours. It’s “augmentation.”

What utter bullshit. Somebody should give her a pair of rubber boots and a shovel and make her clean up after herself.

Anyhow, she was defending Bush's policy in front of a senate panel. Chuck Hagel, bless his little heart, stood up to her when she quibbled with his term "escalation." Then he essentially told her she was lying. Which she was. But, hey, she's the president's pal, so that means it's OK to lie, right?


In a heated exchange with Hagel, a potential presidential candidate in 2008, Rice disputed his characterization of Bush’s buildup as an “escalation.”

“Putting in 22,000 more troops is not an escalation?” Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and longtime critic of Bush’s Iraq policy, asked. “Would you call it a decrease?”

“I would call it, senator, an augmentation that allows the Iraqis to deal with this very serious problem that they have in Baghdad,” she said.

Here's a link that I think really explains a lot. --
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