In case you needed more evidence…

…that our president is either an idiot, a liar, totally disconnected from reality, or all of the above, comes this from the BBC:

At least 40 people have been killed by a suicide bomb inside a military base housing US and Iraqi forces near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
The attacker struck at an Iraqi police recruitment centre at the base in Kisk. No Americans died, the US said…

The village of Kisk, which houses the military base, lies between Mosul and Talafar.

Both towns have been the scene of much anti-US violence and unrest in the three years since the US-led invasion of Iraq.

US President George W Bush singled out Talafar in a recent speech as a success story in the campaign to quell the insurgency.
We haven’t turned a corner. Freedom is not on the march. There is a civil war brewing, if not already underway. And Talafar isn’t a success story.

The administration likes to moan about how the media doesn’t report the good news, but a new school, or a town finally—after three years—getting permanent electricity back, just isn’t as newsworthy as 40 people being killed by a suicide bomber. It doesn’t (or shouldn’t) matter whether you support the war or not; the loss of 40 Iraqi lives is an important news story that gives more insight into what’s happening with the war than a new school. You want something for reopening a hospital that was only shut because we invaded? Fine—I’ll get you a cookie.

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