Thursday, August 30, 2007

One Dem who gets it

By Libby

I guess sometimes it takes a woman to cut through the bullshit. While gullible guys like Baird come home convinced from the Pentagon's dog and pony show, Tauscher cuts to the chase.
I will tell you that when you get in the Green Zone, there is a physiological phenomenon I think called Green Zone fog. … It’s death by powerpoint. … It’s always that their argument is winning.

She added later, “It’s very, very easy to be influenced, from their point of view, that things are better.” She said they will “shape” facts to show gains being made. Meanwhile, the reality in Iraq is that there is a lot of sectarianism in the government, particularly at the Ministry of Interior. “The MOI is basically this sleeper cell organization of Shiite death squads,” she said.

This was Tauscher’s fourth trip to Iraq. She said, “It certainly hasn’t gotten better” since the last time she visited Iraq in 2005. “Because it hasn’t gotten better, it’s gotten dramatically worse.”

She makes it look so easy to state the obvious. The rest of her party could take a lesson from that before they learn the hard way in 08 that the people aren't buying the pony.

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Anonymous Chuck @ Detroit Populist Times said...

"I guess sometimes it takes a woman to cut through the bullshit."

Hey now! ;-P

11:19:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Chuck. Nothing against men but you have to admit the women politicians have largely been much more bold in stepping up to call a spade, a spade.

Thanks for the smile though. I certainly needed it after the last 24 hours.

2:37:00 PM  

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