Monday, January 08, 2007

Bush's escalation surge speech: A viewer's guide

Golly, you're thinking, the president has been hinting at having a new* plan for Iraq ever since Democrats kicked his party's collective butts in the last election. And now we're finally going to be made privy to Dear Leader's no doubt decisive decisions on what to do with the mess in Mess-o-potamia (© The Daily Show).

So in anticipation of this highly touted event, Arianna has posted a helpful viewing guide, just to let you know what to look out for.

When it comes to the White House's latest "new approach" to Iraq, we are definitely entering "the lunatics have taken over the asylum" territory.

The judgment behind it -- looking at the advice of military experts, and the unambiguous results of the November election, and deciding the proper response is to escalate our involvement in Iraq -- is straight out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Psychiatric literature defines delusional thinking as "false or irrational beliefs maintained despite clear evidence to the contrary."

Sound like any commander-in-chief you know?

Read it here.

*"New" meaning: stay the course with a few more troops and different sounding names for things.

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