A Tale of Two Stories

Laura Bush, First Propagandist, said yesterday on Larry King Live: "[M]any parts of Iraq are stable now. But, of course, what we see on television is the one bombing a day that discourages everybody." This is, of course, total horseshit; as Think Progress notes, "According to the latest Brookings Institution Iraq Index, as of November 2006, there were approximately 185 insurgent and militia attacks every day."

But let's pretend she's right as we move to the next story, shall we?

Bagram, Afghanistan, today: "A suicide bomber killed 19 people and wounded 11 outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target."

Cheney's fine, btw. And has apparently asked Laura Bush to go hunting with him to show his appreciation for her thoughtful comments the day before his ass was nearly blown up.

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