Oh, I won't miss paying a buck for shit-shoveling propaganda, readers, not at all. I'll be LESS ANGRY here from now on because I won't be reading and purchasing lies every day.
"Doubt, debate preceded 'surge'; Bush move at odds with initial advice" by Michael R. Gordon, New York Times News Service | August 31, 2008
WASHINGTON - In January 2007, at a time when the situation in Iraq appeared the bleakest, Bush chose a bold option that was at odds with what many of his civilian and military advisers, including his field commander, initially recommended.
Translation: When Bush says he'll let the commanders on the ground decide, HE LIED AGAIN!!!!!!!
Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 troops to carry out a new counterinsurgency strategy has helped to reverse the spiral of sectarian killings in Iraq.
Well, if you are the ones CARRYING OUT the FALSE FLAGS and you STOP, yeah, I guess you would have won the war!!!!
See Occupation Iraq: Saturday Shit Shovel and associated links.
But Bush's penchant to defer to commanders in the field and to a powerful defense secretary delayed the development of a new approach until conditions in Iraq, in the words of a November 2006 analysis by the CIA, resembled anarchy and "civil war."
When the White House began its formal review of Iraq strategy that month, the Pentagon favored a stepped-up effort to transfer responsibility to Iraqi forces that would have facilitated American troop cuts.
You know, the SAME THING the AMERICAN PEOPLE WANTED!!!!