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April 27, 2007

Awesomely Awesome: Democrats Lie About Petraeus' Secret Briefing, Believing They Can Get Away With It; But Mudville Gazette Proves Them Liars

The perfect opportunity for Democrats to lie about progress in Iraq. Petraeus gives a secret briefing; no record is publically available. So the Democrats can claim Petraeus said whatever they want to claim he said, and no one can correct them.

Except for the Republicans there, of course, but who believes them? Certainly not the MSM.

Problem for the Democrats, though: While the contents of the sectet briefing are withheld from the public, he's given a lot of public statements and public testimony before Congress.

So how do the Democrats' claims about his briefing track against Petraeus' publically-known beliefs? Not terribly well, I'm sure you'll be shocked to learn.

Here's one of the smoking gun examples:

On the biggest threat to U.S. forces and stability in Iraq:

[What the Republicans Claim Petraeus Said]: Al-Qaida, the shadowy terrorist group responsible for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and whose involvement with Iraq - later disproved - was cited by President Bush as a key reason to invade four years ago. Iran also is causing trouble.

"Al-Qaida, he made clear, continues to make this the central front in their war with us," Boehner said. "And I would remind everyone that we didn't start this war with al-Qaida, they started it. ... And they are the major foe that we face in Iraq today."


[What the Democrats Claim Petraeus Said]: Homegrown insurgents and the rampant violence between Sunnis and Shiites.

"Gen. Petraeus made it very clear that the sectarian violence was the most disruptive element," Hoyer said.

[What General Petraeus Has Said In Public Briefings]:"Iraq is, in fact, the central front of al Qaeda's global campaign."

Q: You say that Iraq is now the central focus of al Qaeda's worldwide effort. Are you saying that al Qaeda in Iraq is now the sort of principal enemy of the U.S. forces stationed there?

A: I think it is probably public enemy number one.

Hmmmm... who to believe, who to believe...

It's a real puzzler. It's a total mindfreak trying to figure one's way through this Escher painting of paradoxical facts.

Who knows what's going on here. It's like HR Giger abandoned pen and canvas in favor of the avant-garde medium of Play-Doh and bacon.

(It just works every time.)


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