Friday, January 12, 2007

Augmentation, Not Increase

That's right, you heard it here first. This whole 20,000 troop increase thing that the public is just loving, isn't an increase after all, but as Dr. Rice likes to put it, "It's an augmentation that allows the Iraqis to deal with this very serious problem that they have in Baghdad".

Not only is the American public and the Democratic Congress on the same page in not buying this terrible plan, but some Republicans have come around to jumping off the sinking ship that is the Bush/McCain doctrine. At last count, Andrew Bielak over at had tallied up seven Republican Senators coming out of their partisan coma and doing what’s right for America, including ’08 hopefuls Brownback, and Hagel (although Hagel’s actually been against all of this stuff for a good while now).

Not that I’m keeping score or anything, but of the other five Republican Senators, three of them are up for reelection in blue states in ’08; Susan Collins, Gordon Smith, and Norm Coleman (cough cough Al Franken). If Virginia Republican Senator John Warner, former Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and former Secretary of the Navy also breaks ranks with the administration, expect many more Republicans to follow.

But kids, all of this stuff we just talked about isn't important in this story. Whats important is that our California Senator Barbara Boxer pointed out Condi hasn't been married or has any kids. Thats where the real news in this whole Iraq thing is.

Pronunciation: og-'ment
Function: verb
1 : to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense

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