President Bush is Working Hard and Declaring Progress
by James Glaser
CRAWFORD, Texas Dec 28, 2006 (AP)President Bush worked nearly three hours at his Texas ranch on Thursday to design a new U.S. policy in Iraq, then emerged to say that he and his advisers need more time to craft the plan he'll announce in the new year.
President was able to set aside almost three hours to help solve the quagmire he has placed our troops in. Many of those troops are working 16 or more hours a day. . . just trying to stay alive.
CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN)President Bush said Thursday that he and his national security team are "making good progress" toward devising a plan that will help the United States achieve its goal of an Iraq that can govern, sustain and defend itself.
BAGHDAD (CNN)Police in Baghdad found 41 bullet-riddled bodies across the Iraqi capital Thursday, an Interior Ministry official told CNN.
Most were bound, blindfolded and showed signs of torture. (Posted 12/28/06 - 1:21 p.m.)
Actually, 41 bodies is kind of a slow day in Baghdad. Most days over a hundred are killed, with more than that wounded. Over a hundred American Soldiers and Marines have been killed so far this month in Iraq, making December the fifth bloodiest month in the war so far. Once again, we have no running total for the number of Americans wounded. Even though this war has been going on for years now, and we are told often how well the Iraqi government is performing, we have no official numbers of the Iraqis killed and wounded.
Just remember though, George Bush and his administration are working on a new plan, and progress is being made. Day after day hundreds are being wounded and killed. Every day we add to the number of American veterans who will need psychological help with their combat experiences, and every day more and more American and Iraqi families are torn apart because of the loss of a loved one. But remember, George Bush and his people are off in Crawford, Texas, working on a new plan, and progress is being made.
Three hours! "President Bush worked nearly three hours," on a plan for Iraq. Three hours and every day over a hundred die.
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