Sunday, April 01, 2007

Good news in Iraq - rugs are cheap

John McCain says we're not getting the good news from Iraq and demonstrated how safe Baghdad is by holding a press conference in the heavily guarded Green Zone, arriving under heavily armed escort that stayed off camera.

Thirty minutes later, to underscore the safety of the city, a barrage of half a dozen mortars peppered the boundaries of the Green Zone, where the senators held their press conference.” In fact the formerly supremely secure Green Zone has increasingly come under attack by insurgent forces to the point where the US embassy workers are now instructed to wear protective gear, including helmets and anti-flack jackets, even they're just walking a few feet to the cafeteria and the pool has been put off limits on account of the escalating mortar fire of late.

It might appear to those who are less inclined to buy into staged photo ops that the only real good news is that McCain's companion, Sen. Lindsey Graham scored five rugs for five bucks. That's good news for him but for the Iraqi economy, I'd think not so much. The least he could done to help out the floundering local economy would have been to tip them a couple of bucks more for each rug. At least a few cents would have trickled down to the majority of Iraqis who are unemployed.

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Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

There is no doubt about it, McSurge lives in a world of his own. I don't know if he is senile or just stupid, but the man is clueless! Bigtime!

11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

michael ware I guess called him out on it. Really, I dont think anyone believed mcain anyway. plus, republicans can't stand him. waste of time mr mc C

1:17:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Donnie, welcome to my little world. Love your blogs. I see we have a lot of friends in common and I loved post on this.

Lester, it's true. Even the GOP were snickering at the idea it's safe to just stroll around Baghdad.

2:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bush is crooked as they come and even he woldn't have pulled a stunt like that. he has a least a miniscule amount of respect for us

2:57:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't about that Lester. I'd consider that a debateable point. I don't see that Bush has treated us with anything but complete disrespect.

3:02:00 PM  

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