Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Does this count as chutzpah?

President Bush apparently plans to ask for $50 billion to fund the continuing surge in Iraq.
The request is being prepared now in the belief that Congress will be unlikely to balk so soon after hearing [David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker] argue that there are promising developments in Iraq but that they need more time to solidify the progress they have made, a congressional aide said.

But as we all know, David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker won't be arguing any such thing--the "Petraeus" report is being written by the White House itself (so it should come as no surprise that they already know what will be in it).

So the White House writes its own report saying that things are going great but they need more money, and then ask for money based on the matter of this report.

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