A Slightly, Slightly Unfavorable CPI Report
Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (I Give the Washington Post Twenty Years Department)

Why Oh Why Are We Ruled by These Morons?

Bushes lieutenants:

Think Progress: Energy Secretary in Baghdad: "Far More Stable" Than In 2003: Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman was in Baghdad yesterday.... The New York Times reports, Bodman %u201Chad a rosy view of progress here since his last visit in 2003: "The situation seems far more stable than when I was here two or three years ago," he said in an interview in the fortified Green Zone. "The security seems better, people are more relaxed. There is an optimism, at least among the people I talked to."...

And here's someone not on the direct Bush payroll:

“The condition there is worse than I expected,” according to Rep. Gil Gutknecht (R-MN), who just returned from a visit to Iraq. “Baghdad is worse today than it was three years ago,” he said. Gutknecht was critical of some of the “spin” from Bush administration officials. “We learned it’s not safe to go anywhere outside of the Green Zone any part of the day.” He added, “What I think we need to do more is withdraw more Americans.”...