Sunday, October 22, 2006

If Failure Is Not An Option, Are All Options Still On The Table?

Hello, and welcome to another installment of America's favorite game show, "You Don't Say?" In today's episode, we'll be examining a senior U.S. diplomat's comments that surfaced this weekend: The United States has shown "arrogance" and "stupidity" in Iraq. Let's hear it, studio audience - "You Don't Say?"
With seventy-eight casualties in the month of October, President Pinhead has suggested that he was flexible on tactics, if not strategy. Let's hear it from the cheap seats - "You Don't Say?"
Senior U.S. State Department official Alberto Fernandez said this, exactly: "We tried to do our best (in Iraq) but I think there is much room for criticism because, undoubtedly, there was arrogance and there was stupidity from the United States in Iraq." Much room for criticism? Come on, you don't need me to tell you - "You Don't Say?"
Isn't that stepping out of line, just a little bit? "What he (Fernandez) says is that it is not an accurate quote," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said. Asked whether he thought the United States would be judged as being arrogant, McCormack said "No." The problem, it seems lies in the translation of the comments posted on Al Jazeera's English language Web site. They had misquoted its director of public diplomacy in the bureau of Near Eastern affairs. Let 'em hear you outside - "You Don't Say?"
Be sure to tune in next time as we examine President Pinhead's radio address, in which he maintained, "We will continue to be flexible, and make every necessary change to prevail in this struggle." You don't say?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

President Bush said today that he never meant "stay the course," but instead that we'd stay until the mission was accomplished. So apparently it was the "Mission Accomplished" banner that was the problem, not our strategy.