Sometimes you just have to laugh at the absurdity of the MSM.? They print a headline like this:
Bush: Troops to Stay in Iraq for Years
And then the first paragraph says:?
President Bush said Tuesday that American forces will remain in Iraq for years and it will be up to a future president to decide when to bring them all home. But defying critics and plunging polls, he declared, “I’m optimistic we’ll succeed. If not, I’d pull our troops out.”
Wow, so Bush said the troops would be there for years did he?? Let’s take a look at the question and his answer:
QUESTION: Sir, you said earlier today that you believe there’s a plan for success. If you did not, you would pull the troops out.
And so my question is, one, is there a point at which having the American forces in Iraq becomes more a part of the problem than a part of the solution? Can you say that you will not keep American troops in there is they’re caught in a crossfire and a civil war? And can you say to the American people — assure them that there will come a day when there will be no more American forces in Iraq?
BUSH: The decisions about our troop levels will be made by General Casey and the commanders on the ground. They’re the ones who can best judge whether or not the presence of coalition troops create more of a problem than a solution — than be a part of the solution.
Secondly, I’ve answered the question on civil war — our job is to make sure that civil war doesn’t happen, but there will be — but if there is sectarian violence, that’s the job of the Iraqi forces, with coalition help, to separate those sectarian forces.
Third part of your question?
QUESTION: It was: Will there come a day — and I’m not asking you when; I’m not asking for a timetable — will there come a day when there will be no more American forces in Iraq?
BUSH: That, of course, is an objective. And that will be decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq.
QUESTION: So it won’t happen on your watch?
BUSH: You mean a complete withdrawal? That’s a timetable.
So he say’s exactly what he has been saying for years, NO TIMETABLE, but the media pounces on it and creates their own version of what they BELIEVE?he meant to say.? No bias here.
Of course the average joe doesn’t bother to find out what he really said, and that is what the MSM counts on.