"Iraq insurgency in 'last throes'" -- Dick Cheney, 5/31/05You'd think these mental giants would at least be able to get on the same page with their propaganda. Perhaps that's the point: just fire off complete opposite statements and confuse the public. It's what they try to achieve (confusion, that is) on global warming and countless other issues.
"The insurgency could go on for any number of years" -- Don Rumsfeld, 6/26/05
Is it too much to ask for some clarity and consistency? It's called credibility -- how can they expect any of it with such obfuscating nonsense coming from the top? Either these guys don't have a clue or they're purposefully looking to mislead and play games with policy. Worse yet, it's likely both.