Tuesday, December 21, 2004

"Effective Propaganda Tools" Hit U.S. Base in Iraq, Killing 22

Actually, it was a missile that hit the U.S. base, but I thought I would employ the same verbal misdirection that our preznit likes to use. To wit:
President Bush delivered a sober assessment of the war in Iraq on Monday, acknowledging that recent bomb attacks were proving to be "effective propaganda tools."
It seems that recent bomb attacks are proving to be deadly. I don't know that how they are then manipulated is as pertinent to the soldiers. Do we need to up-armor mess tents now? More here.

A worrisome snippet:
A radical Sunni Muslim group, the Ansar al-Sunnah Army, claimed responsibility for the attack — the latest in a week of deadly strikes across Iraq that highlighted the unwavering power of the insurgents (emphasis mine) in the run-up to the Jan. 30 national elections.
Um, deadly strikes that highlight the unwavering power of the insurgents doesn't sound good to me. Which reminds me, has That Colossal Asshole been fired yet?