This article on MSNBC's website speaks of how the Bush administration hasn't even begun to fight the limited array of configurations into which the deck chairs on the sinking ship that is the Iraq War can be fit into before the last piece of the foredeck sinks into the briny deep of the President's utter retardation, but what is available for you to read has been bowdlerized from the original. That article, still available through the magic of the Google cache, included this telling paragraph:
Speaking to reporters, and referring to the debate over the war in Iraq, [Defense Secretary Robert] Gates said he had wanted to renominate Marine Gen. Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff but then concluded doing so would create "a confirmation process that would not be in the best interest of the country."Right. Because the worst thing that could possibly happen now is that someone might make the collossal mistake of attempting to discuss this collossal mistake. God forbid anyone find a way to save our collective ass.
Oh. And in other news, Turkey is apparently spoiling for a confrontation in Kurdistan. I'm not sure I can form the words necessary to accurately describe what a huge, huge, huge, help that would be to our efforts in Iraq, but that's because, unlike the White House, I'm not fluent in fucktardese.