If Iraq Is a Comma ...
We have no idea what Bush and Blitzer were talking about in that CNN interview that ran Sunday. But this bit from the president gave us nightmares: "I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iran -- Iraq -- it will look like just a comma because there is -- my point is, there's a strong will for democracy, these people want a unity government, the unity government's functioning."
How about hitting the bong after the interview?
A look at the history books of the future, &* @! ~+ #%$ ... we mean, "after the jump."
How is that unity government functioning over in Commaland, anyway?
Iraq's feuding ethnic and sectarian groups moved ahead Monday with forming a committee to consider amending the constitution after their leaders agreed to delay any division of the country into autonomous states until 2008.That's sorta unity, right? Meanwhile, another hundred people got blown up. Happy Ramadan, suckaz!
Meanwhile, some retired top guns from the Pentagon are on the Hill today demanding Rumsfeld be considered an asterisk ... er, "sent packing." And some 4,000 unlucky troops got the grim news today that they'll be in Iraq at least six weeks beyond their expected January homecomings.
Bush dismisses bloodshed in Iraq as 'just a comma' [Crooks & Liars]
Retired officers to criticize Rumsfeld [AP]
-- KEN LAYNE