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W declines to gracefully exit

I think there ought to be a requirement that all communications from W be read by some one else. I often tell progressives who have no clue what our government is trying to do, to go read his second inaugural speech. They usually hadn't seen it when he delivered it, and when read, in my head I hear Reagan, the words are beautiful and inspiring. The left has forgotten that the other team truly does have good intentions. Disputes over policy and technique have been amplified to the point that all actions and objectives of this administration and it's supporters are not just questioned they are presumed to be nefarious.

Anyhow back to the language flowing from W's cakehole. He had this to say about cutting and running in any euphemized fashion.

"I know there's a lot of speculation that these reports in Washington mean there's going to be some kind of graceful exit out of Iraq," he said. "This business about a graceful exit just simply has no realism to it at all."

I am going to hope that short bit was crafted by one of the master communicators who have written his major speeches. It is two sentences that eviscerates the Baker commission right before they offer a plan for a graceful exit. Then in a delicious shot right in the mouth bone he says that a graceful cut and run has no realism, Baker and the other dinos of the Iraq Study Group being Realists or apppeasers or heartless pragmatic, dictator-supporting, plutocrats. He took their there away. No realism in a graceful exit, Bravo!

I think the country as a whole would be well-served to remember that the other team in our little internal civil squabble is not really the enemy, it's the rat bastard Islamists. Maybe we could hire actors to play Bush and Pelosi, it would have to be an improvement and then we might see that our goals are the same we simply differ on what methods will best achieve them.