“I know many Americans are not satisfied with the situation in Iraq,” he said. “I’m not satisfied either.”
Thus spake GWB today, ever the master of the understatement. I’ve just finished re-reading How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World by Francis Wheen, recommended reading if you want someone to cut through the post-modernist twaddle for you.
Speaking of the Iraq War in the Mumbo-Jumbo Never Sleeps update, he borrows an earlier jibe by Michael Foot, referring to the destruction of British manufacturing industry in the 1980s, likening the White House to:
“…a magician who borrows an expensive watch from a member of the audience, smahes it with a hammer — and then after much anguished brow-furrowing, confesses that he has forgotten the rest of the trick.”
Quite so. I guess it’s back to the post-modernist essay generator.