When you went to bed last night you were a little worried about those John Kerry comments weren't you? While you slept the political tooth fairy left something under your pillow. House Majority Leader John Boehner has effectively neutralized the situation by saying that the Generals, not Don Rumsfeld, are responsible for the troubles in Iraq.
Hahahahahaha! Good morning, world!
Yes, that's right, Don Rumsfeld, the man who sent too few troops to Iraq, sent them with inadequate equipment, sent them in with no plan as to what to do after the fall of Saddam, is not the droid you are looking for.
When things were going were going well--that short, heady period when we were fishing Saddam out of a spider hole--Rumsfeld was "in the cockpit" against the war on terror, his war. But now? Hey, man, he just works here, OK?
In an interview Wednesday on CNN, Boehner said, "Let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld."
CNN's Wolf Blitzer replied, "But he's in charge of the military."
"The fact is, the generals on the ground are in charge, and he works closely with them and the president," Boehner, an Ohio Brownshirt, said.
Ahh, those hapless Generals are the ones to blame. They're the ones who got us into a land war in Asia.
It's a little disheartening that the Brownshirts don't even understand the chain of command, since the military is their bread and butter. It's not like it's top secret or anything. In fact it's available at Fox News. But they understand enough to know that spin rolls downhill, a pattern that has been far more effective than anything Bush, Cheney, Rice, or Rumsfeld have been able to come up with.
The Brownshirts are also circulating a report that we are winning on the Eastern Front. Just ride it out, it'll be fine.