The Airing of Grievances
Thursday, September 23, 2004
More Tight Stuff From TPM
Josh Marshall:

Asked about the National Intelligence Estimate he received two months ago, which painted a bleak outlook for Iraq, [George Bush] said the CIA was "just guessing ...The Iraqi citizens are defying the pessimistic predictions."

In one ear and out the other. Doesn't that tell you a lot about how we got to this juncture?
Just guessing? Speaks for itself.

Marshall also offers up this colorful bit concerning the president's steadfast refusal to acknowledge the reality of the situation in Iraq:

Bush, is like a man in the sea, a fifty pound lead weight chained to his feet, slowly sinking into the waves. It's a tough road, he says as the water laps around his neck, but I'm going to keep at it as long as it takes until I start floating up instead of sinking down.

As long as it takes.

I'm staying the course.

Bubble, gurgle, bubble ...

Denial ... and did I mention the weight is chained to your feet too?
But hey, don't worry yourself. Maybe Marshall's "just guessing."

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