Thursday, June 15, 2006

Republican spin cycle

I know I say it a lot, but honest to god, you cannot make this shit up. First the Republicans hide behind soldiers' coffins, spewing that nareshkeit about how quitting now would mean that the U.S soldiers would've died in vain.

And now? Iraqi insurgents who killed American soldiers are like noble Confederate soldiers.

Five Republican Senators today took to the chamber floor invoking Nelson Mandela, the Confederacy, and even the Japenese to defend an Iraqi government plan to grant amnesty for insurgents who have attacked United States troops, or civilians. . . .

And frankly, I think Nelson Mandela should have something to say about such a spurious invocation of his name.

full story here.