Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bush sees forest through trees

Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 15:53:02 -0400
From: CNN Breaking News
Reply-To: newseditor@MAIL.CNN.COM
Subject: CNN Breaking News

-- President Bush will announce this week plans to cut U.S. troops in Iraq by about 30,000 -- to pre-'surge' levels -- by next summer, a senior administration
official confirms to CNN.

That's interesting.

I'm proudest of my tree analogy in the title.


Avitable said...

I would have gone with "Bush trimming".

Poppy Cede said...

Avi, also a good one! I'm leaving it how it is, though. Means something more profound if I leave it as is.

Lisslo said...

Oh, I like your headline. Avi's is good, too...but I like yours.

Poppy Cede said...

Thanks, Liss. :)

Anonymous said...

see... the way to make people think you are reducing the number of troops is to first increase the number of troops... then... when you return to your original troop level, people think you are trimming... nice

Gecko "ashamed to be a republican" Rock

Poppy Cede said...

Gecko, I <3 you no matter your political affiliation.

Kristen said...

I hate Bush for doing this on 9/11.

BelchSpeak said...

Why is everyone happy that Bush said that he is pulling troops out next summer? What he really means is that he is keeping the surge going for at least another year.

And Kristen, what better way to talk about victory over terrorists than doing it on 9/11?

General Petraeus testified to congress "...in the past 8 months, we have considerably reduced the areas in which Al Qaeda enjoyed sanctuary. We have also neutralized 5 media cells, detained the senior Iraqi leader of Al Qaeda-Iraq, and killed or captured nearly 100 other key leaders and some 2,500 rank-and-file fighters. Al Qaeda is certainly not defeated; however, it is off balance and we are pursuing its leaders and operators aggressively."

That's a lot of dead bad guys.