Monday, January 10, 2005
Baghdad Elementary, Two Hours Late
According to the Nelson report
, President Bush only wants to hear good news about Iraq:
Our sources are firm in that they conclude this good news only directive comes from Bush himself; that is, it is not a trap or cocoon thrown around the President by National Security Advisor Rice, Vice President Cheney, and DOD Secretary Rumsfeld. In any event, whether self-imposed, or due to manipulation by irresponsible subordinates, the information/intelligence vacuum at the highest levels of the White House increasingly frightens those officials interested in objective assessment, and not just selling a political message.
In the spirit of helpfulness, I will translate the latest news from Iraq
for the President:
The deputy police chief of Baghdad was a good family man (until he and his son were assassinated).
Nobody else was killed when the deputy police chief of Samarra was assiassinated on Sunday.
The bomber who killed four policemen will not be able to strike again. A fake police car was used, which means the Baghdad police force has one extra car.
Ali al-Haidari, Baghdad's former governor, had pretty good bodyguards. The six of them managed to stop some of the bullets aimed at al-Haidari. The six, along with the governor, were killed in the attack.
American deaths were at 1/4 the rate of Ukrainian deaths yesterday.