Saturday, September 13, 2008

Golden Boy Petraeus Giving Up His Seat On The Dead Campaign Express

This may be the biggest progress made in Iraq, to-date.

Golden Boy General David Petraeus has decided not to speak in fork tongues.

No victory in Iraq, says Petraeus ...The outgoing commander of US troops in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, has said that he will never declare victory there

He said he did not know that he would ever use the word "victory": "This is not the sort of struggle where you take a hill, plant the flag and go home to a victory parade... it's not war with a simple slogan."
Boy, did he go off script.

"Not a war with a simple slogan"?

That's been, virtually, the entire program run by the Bush Grindhouse.

Just slap slogans and branding on tired, old or inane strategies and then tell everyone "We're Winning!"

Hmmm ...

Now you know, the Bush Grindhouse has to, for the Legacy, keep the volume pumped up on Iraq, the need for us to be there, the danger, et all.

But what is this going to do to Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain?

If he loses this bag of tricks, what's he got to run on?

His new-found battle cry of "Change and Reform" is the proverbial exploding cigar, the economy continues to tank, and all the Bridges To Nowhere, and Tossed-back Earmarks of Mommy Moose, isn't going to keep the Dead Campaign Express running much longer

They won't be able to get away with just lying and being negative for another six-weeks, they'll have to come up with something to hang their hats on.

And, as you see, the good General is, without doubt, giving up his seat on that sinking ship McCain calls a campaign.

Doubtful, though, it won't stop Stumblin' Bumblin Johnny from continuing to play that victory parade in his head.

Bonus That's-The-Sound-Of-McCain's-Campaign-Crashing Riffs

Ilan Goldenberg: What does John McCain Mean by Victory?

John Aravosis (DC) : Petraeus contradicts Palin on Iraq

Greg Sargent and Eric Kleefeld: Petraeus: I Don't Know That I Will Ever Use The Word "Victory" For Iraq

Think Progress: Petraeus Disagrees With McCain, Says Success In Iraq Was Possible Without The Surge

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