Addition by Detraction

I just got the memo — and at the risk of being classified a “determined detractor,” I want ON Rummy’s “electronic media engagement team.”

Because the best offense is the defense of the known unknowns.

“Fewer than 10 blogs written by those who oppose U.S. operations, which CENTCOM calls “determined detractors,” have established links, [CENTCOM’s Lt. Col. Richard McNorton] said.”

On Thursday Rumsfeld drew comparisons to the Truman years of the Cold War: “the future then too was unclear, the tasks often seemed insurmountable, and it was difficult to view things with the perspective that only history can offer.”

So Commie pinkos will be damned, we PATRIOTs shall spread nukes to whomever doesn’t yet want us dead — maybe they too will discover a “hopeful” existence, perhaps some sort of Asian democracy.centcom

McNorton: “‘The enemy’ even ha[s] virtual Caliphates. We were so far behind the curve,”

Sign me UP — and lift us up where we belong!

‘Four years, five months, 18 days and counting’

President Bush actually had the gall to make a surprise visit to Afghanistan Wednesday, where he was lambasted by journalists (only four questions were allowed) in a country which he considers to be one of his more successful pet projects.

The blinders, however were on full-force, when he responded to criticism (ahem, bin Laden… deteriorating security situation since U.S. troops left) with this robotic statement:

“….[W]e’re bringing the people to justice, and the world is better for it, as a result of our steady progress.”

Read Froomkin for the full recap.

Also…. more in-depth criticism of the NSA scandal has prompted AG Gonzales to attempt to clarify his testimony. And a survey reveals that 2/3 of the country finds Bush’s sidestepping FISA to be “clearly” illegal.