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Friday, January 12, 2007


Condi Rice was questioned by Senator Hagel (R) in hearings yesterday. She claimed the proposed "surge" of 20,000 troops was not an "escalation" but an "augmentation" and that it would be temporary. The kind of temporary which doesn't have a timetable. They want a blank cheque, just say it. I'm not sure who they're trying to fool by quibbling with words. I think they just take us for idiots. Maybe they're hoping that in proposing this escalation it will be rejected, and they can claim that's why Iraq was "lost".

For my part, I'll limit myself to a Herblock cartoon.

Move along... nothing to see here...