Great post by digby
on Rove, Murtha, and the fawning coverage of Bush’s Iraq visit. A good quote:
One of the most infuriating things about the triumphal coverage of the Baghdad trip is the fact that the media didn't seem to think it was noteworthy that after all this time the president (or anybody else) still can't make a planned visit because he can't trust anyone and the situation on the ground is so dangerous. Why that's considered "good news" for him is anyone's guess. Rational people are right to conclude that there has pretty much been no progress since Bush dropped in exactly the same way for that stupid Turkey stunt. By this time we should have been able to have a state visit and a parade.
What if three years after conquering Japan, MacArthur could only visit Tokyo for a day at a time via surprise visit? That’s pretty much where we are with Iraq.