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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Repeating the Lies

"From what I've seen thus far, much of the reporting in the U.S. and abroad has exaggerated the situation, according to General Casey. The number of attacks on mosques, as he pointed out, had been exaggerated. The number of Iraqi deaths had been exaggerated. Interestingly, all of the exaggerations seem to be on one side. It isn't as though there simply have been a series of random errors on both sides of issues. On the contrary, the steady stream of errors all seem to be of a nature to inflame the situation and to give heart to the terrorists and to discourage those who hope for success in Iraq."
-Donald Rumsfeld, March 7, 2006

"In less than three years, the Iraqi people have gone from living under the boot of a brutal tyrant, to liberation, to sovereignty, to free elections, to a constitutional referendum, and last December, to elections for a fully constitutional government."
-George W. Bush, repeating himself at George Washington University yesterday

"We're living miserably."
-Su'ad Hassan, a mother of four and one of millions in Baghdad who have endured three years of mostly powerless days under U.S. occupation. Her family usually goes without hot water and machine washing and "often my children have to do their homework in the dim light of oil lamps."

An Iraqi woman wails after a raid by U.S. soldiers, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 14, 2006. U.S. soldiers late Monday night raided a house in west Baghdad, broke doors and window and arrested one person, police said. In the past 24 hours, police have found the bodies of at least 85 men killed by gunfire execution style in a gruesome wave of apparent sectarian killing, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. They include at least 27 bodies stacked in a mass grave in an eastern Shiite neighborhood. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

An Iraqi woman walks past the bodies of Iraqis killed during sectarian violence, at a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Iraqi police reported Tuesday they had found the bodies of at least 75 men killed by gunshots, most bound hand and foot, in a gruesome wave of apparent sectarian killing over the past 24 hours. (AP Photo/Samir Mizban)


At 3/14/2006 9:59 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

Finally. The sheep are waking up.


President Bush, beginning a series of speeches to shore up support for the
war in Iraq, faces a public that believes things are going badly for the
U.S. there, is increasingly doubtful of eventual success, and is
overwhelmingly convinced that Iraq is now in a civil war. Two-thirds of
Americans think the President paints too rosy a picture of events there. It
has been nearly three years since the beginning of what was expected to be a
shorter engagement, and despite their wishes for troop reductions, most
think Americans will continue to be in Iraq at least two more years, and 27%
say the war will last another five or more years.

Americans cite Iraq as the most important problem facing the U.S. For many,
there is a personal connection. 54% have a close friend or relative who has
served in Iraq. Half don't think the government is giving troops the
resources needed to succeed. The war continues to impact views of the President, whose approval ratings remain at or near all-time lows.


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