Tony Snow tells the truth for once? I am surprised as well. He must have done it by mistake or something. Maybe he isn’t sleeping enough. He is so bad I miss Scotty. I am almost surprised he was a newsman, then I remember it was Fox he worked for.
At today’s press briefing, the following answer was given by Tony "Tar Baby " Snow to a reporter's question.
Q Is there a civil war going on in Iraq? And is the President frustrated with the lack of American public support for Iraq?Mr. Snow is 100% correct. There is nothing “civil” about what is happening in Iraq right now. There is nothing positive about it. It is beyond a mess and we must leave. We must go. We did everything we set out to do and now must leave.
MR. SNOW: No, number one, there is not a civil war going on. I was on the phone earlier today with Major General Caldwell in Baghdad --
Q One hundred [dead] people a day?
As Mr. Bush said in the October 11th, 2000 debate with Al Gore:
And so I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation-building.
I think our troops ought to be used to fight and win war. I think our troops ought to be used to help overthrow a dictator that's in our and it's in our when it's in our best interests.
Our troops did exactly that. We sent them to disarm Saddam and make sure he could never be a threat again. They did that exactly. He was overthrown, his heirs were killed, his government turned over to its people, and there is no chance of him ever having WMD's. We did all that in 43 days with only 173 total coalition casualties. So why are there now over 2832 coalition casusalitues with over 2600 of those American?
Our soldiers kill. They do that to protect us. They risk everything so we can sleep easy at night. We owe it to them to not risk their lives over anything less than defending us. They are not nation-builders, not police officers, not social workers so why are we making them play those parts in the middle of a very uncivil war?
Bring them home now!