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Thursday, September 06, 2007

False Indignation About Iraq Report: #2: UPDATE- Think Progress LIES to their readers again

[Update] Because of recent visits from:

Out ClickThe Gavel

Let me add a message here. General Petreaus had more credibility in his pinkie finger than YOU, Nancy Pelosi and Harry "Baghdad" Reid, have in your entire bodies.

You have encouraged and emboldened our enemies with your careless public words as well as your stumbling, bumbled trip to Syria to play footsie with al-Assad and here are the words from one of our fine troops in Iraq:

I wanted to leave a comment at your blog but the filtering software on my ISP is getting in the way. I've been in Iraq for over a year now, and the difference here in Anbar is amazing. Sen Reid is putting his own political career over my safety and the safety of my men who go outside the wire most every day. Thanks to folks like you back at home, we have hope that we can keep Congress off our backs long enough to get the job done right, and then we can go home with honor. Great blog, keep it up!
(Name redacted for his protection)
MN National Guard
Al Asad, Iraq

This is what they think of you and your political games with their lives Pelosi and Reid. You are the enemies best friends.

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Go look at Think Progress lying to their readers again, then come look at what CONGRESS MANDATED and understand how the liberal blog Think Progress continues to lie to their readers.

To recap, first the public was incorrectly led to believe that Gen. David Petraeus would issue his own report about the situation on the ground in Iraq. Then the Los Angeles Times reported that the so-called “Petraeus report” would “actually be written by the White House.”
Obviously the brains over at Think Progress never read the H.R.2206 to begin with. Real geniuses over there huh?
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Below my short commentary I am reposting portions of a previous post, because of the idiocy that just came from the speaker of the house's office..The Gavel and the dunderheads that are jumping on that bandwagon.

Because of the recent success and progress being seen in Iraq, even being touted by the Democratic politicians that have returned from there, just one small example being Brian Baird, a war critic that has voted against every action in Iraq for 4 years, suddenly returns from Iraq and says "The Troops have earned more time".

Nancy Pelosi is desperate to try to discredit the report that will be issued to Congress and blogs and media fall right in with her assessment and their false indignation about the President being the one to issue the report...wellllll, anyone bother to read H.R.2206 ?

Lets get straight to the point here. (Here was the original post)

Let me show you and Hat Tip to Influence Peddler because it was taking me forever to go through each and every word of H.R.2206,U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (Engrossed Amendment as Agreed to by House), to find the portion I had saw when the bill was first passed.

From the Influence Peddler:

It's also worth looking at exactly what Congress has required for September 15. I've written on it before. Here's what Congress passed, and the President signed:
(A) The President shall submit an initial report, in classified and unclassified format, to the Congress, not later than July 15, 2007, assessing the status of each of the specific benchmarks established above, and declaring, in his judgment, whether satisfactory progress toward meeting these benchmarks is, or is not, being achieved.

(B) The President, having consulted with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Commander, Multi-National Forces Iraq, the United States Ambassador to Iraq, and the Commander of U.S. Central Command, will prepare the report and submit the report to Congress.

(C) If the President’s assessment of any of the specific benchmarks established above is unsatisfactory, the President shall include in that report a description of such revisions to the political, economic, regional, and military components of the strategy, as announced by the President on January 10, 2007. In addition, the President shall include in the report, the advisability of implementing such aspects of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, as he deems appropriate.

(D) The President shall submit a second report to the Congress, not later than September 15, 2007, following the same procedures and criteria outlined above.
Is there any lack of clarity as to whom Congress tasked to prepare and submit the report? Anyone surprised that the report is being prepared by the White House, with the input of appropriate officials in Iraq and throughout the Executive Branch?

Now... a couple questions obviously present themselves here.

#1. Did Congress deliberately require the White House/ President to "submit" this report after having "consulted" with "the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Commander, Multi-National Forces Iraq, the United States Ambassador to Iraq, and the Commander of U.S. Central Command", knowing that they could then count on their supporters, such as Think Progress to either lie, claiming surprise this report would be written by the president, OR counting on their supporters to be ignorant enough to not have read the original wording to begin with?

#2. Are the blogs such as Think progress, and the other examples I named, really "acting" surprised and thereby lying to their readers by implying this is new news and it was not what Congress themselves mandated OR did they did not read the original wording of what Congress required ?

Take your pick, are they willfully lying to their readers or are the simply too ignorant to have read the original wording?

Is there another option here I have missed?

Please, enlighten me, if you think there is one.

[Update] One last thought here: It is amusing to me that the President is constantly criticized for not complying with Congress and yet when he does comply he is also criticized for doing just that... complying with what Congress mandated.

Why were there not cries and criticism of Congress, at the time, that they required the President to issue the report?

It goes to show that "some" people are so used to jumping on the "It's Bush's Fault" bandwagon, that they do not even bother to think for themselves and ask the appropriate questions or they willfully ignore the obvious in favor of attacking the President.

Does their obsession with Bush and their Bush Derangement Syndrome cloud their ability to think rationally?
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[Update #2]
Another liar or ignorant post today, on Huffington Post, via memeorandum,(Under featured posts) that hides their lie in a post about another topic, here is the quote:

General Petraeus was supposed to write and deliver a report in September that gave the country an update on how the surge and the Iraq War are going. Now, it turns out he won't be writing the report, the White House will.
So, same questions apply, did Cenk Uygur #1: NOT read the original supplemental bill, thereby showing his ignorance in todays writing? OR, #2: did he read it, know it and is deliberately lying by implying the fact the President is issuing the report (AS MANDATED BY CONGRESS) and acting as if it is a new development?

[Update] The Moderate Voice is yet another blog that obviously didn't read the original bill.

But the fact that it now is going to be written by the Bush administration means it will only be embraced and pointed to by those who already strongly defend the war and by people such as conservative talk show hosts and Fox News commentators.

Perhaps Gandelman should read the emergency supplemental bill, and then he would know.

Any questions??????

Didn't think so.

People can ignore the reality if they want, but they have been played and are continuing to be played by Pelosi and company. They are willing lapdogs that keep repeating lies so often they actually start to believe them.

One last point...notice what "facts" Pelosi the liar is using..NEWS REPORTS. So the media is now more of an expert than Petraeus and all the others that will report to the President for his final report?

She is not only a joke, she is an embarrassment to women across the country.

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