Progress in Iraq as Viewed By the Cranky Left
Peter Daou over at the Huffington Post offers this really embarrassing post about the way Bush addressed a reporter at yesterday's Rose Garden event. To be clear, the embarrassment is to himself and the "Post".
The President has had a banner few weeks. Karl Rove is cleared in the ridiculous Plame case. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is introduced to the Reaper, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, Bush makes a surprise visit to Iraq and meets with the new Prime Minister, and the fruits of Zarqawi's strike leads to 452 raids against terrorist elements across Iraq that have apparently brought al Qaida in Iraq to a point of desperation. The very things we had been hoping for in Iraq are finally happening. Bush's promise of determination and perseverance in that nation are beginning to pay off.
But all the left can focus on is a jovial and unintentionally politically incorrect comment which the President made yesterday to a reporter who was wearing sunglasses and posing questions to the President. Little did the President know that the reporter needed the sunglasses because of a serious vision problem. But the only people who seem to care are various liberal reporters. And if this is the kind of thing that they find worth reporting, coequal with the content of that conference, the media and the left have completely missed the boat.
Thankfully, the American people have not.