Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Gosh, it seems like just yesterday

Well, actually it was yesterday! Do you remember, boys and girls, when Spotty said this about the Iraq surge:

There are many other instances of a tyranny of experts, of course. One of the others on prominent display is the "surge" in Iraq. Although President Bush is not tyrannized by the experts—the generals—he wants you to be, boys and girls. If we just entrust the decision to the experts, we won't have to worry about all the death and mayhem in Iraq and the ruin it has made of US foreign policy and our national honor, or accept any responsible for it. By appearing to make a third party the "Decider," Bush also deflects blame from himself.

Gump Worsley (Spot isn't sure that's his real name, boys and girls) at Suddenly South reports this today:

From the LA Times:

Despite Bush's repeated statements that the report will reflect evaluations by Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, administration officials said it would actually be written by the White House, with inputs from officials throughout the government.

And though Petraeus and Crocker will present their recommendations on Capitol Hill, legislation passed by Congress leaves it to the president to decide how to interpret the report's data.

Bush is using the tyranny of experts on you, but not himself, boys and girls.

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