Here’s a fun little exercise you can do if you get bored this weekend:
1. Read this, a transcript of President George W. Bush’s December 6, 2008 Weekly Radio Address in which he discusses why our occupation of Iraq has lately been so successful that we will soon be able to begin withdrawing some of our troops.
2. Read this, a December 13, 2008 New York Times story on a new “unpublished” government report that describes the American-led Reconstruction of Iraq as a “$100 billion failure” blamed on “bureaucratic turf wars, spiraling violence and ignorance of the basic elements of Iraqi society and infrastructure.”
3. Rub your eyes/ shake your head/ start running around the room like Daffy Duck does in this cartoon.